Korea Exporter Guide 2023
As the 5th largest country export market for the United States, Korea provides a promising market for U.S. agricultural products. In 2022, Korea imported about $50 billion agricultural and food products from all over the world and the U.S. supplied a fifth of it, ranking number one. Other key suppliers were China, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam, and Thailand. This year, Korea’s overall agricultural imports are forecast to fall short of the 2022 value by 10 percent partly due to decreased demand from both the retail and processing sectors. From January to October, the U.S. exports fell below the level of last year’s record for the same period, primarily driven by reductions in grain, feed, frozen beef, and dairy product exports. However, U.S. food and agricultural products will continue to be competitive in this market in the long run considering extended consumer interests in quality, safety, and sustainability.