"South Korea Agribusiness Report Q1 2016" Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 12 2016

We hold a modestly subdued outlook for the South Korean agricultural sector. The livestock industry has been plagued with various disease outbreaks in the past that have largely been contained. Government-led efforts will benefit the industry over the longer term and help it to remain relevant. These include: the expansion of education and financial support for farmers to allow them entry into the food processing business; plans to modernise traditional methods of food production; the creation of new agricultural food districts for exporters; and the introduction of state designation of food exporting companies.

Key Forecasts

Cheese consumption growth to 2019: 29.5% to 138, 6 00 tonnes. As Western food has become more popular in Korea, demand for cheese has expanded rapidly. The majority of cheese is consumed in restaurants and fast food outlets, and comes in the form of processed cheese. Exporters with the lowest prices, such as the US, have gained a market share in supplying the South Korean cheese industry.
Rice consumption growth to 2019: 0.4 % to 4 . 5 mn tonnes. As South Koreans substitute their carbohydrate intake with bread instead of rice, consumption of the grain is expected to post only weak growth.

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Key Developments

Cheese imports in 2015 were estimated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to have grown by over 4% y-o-y to 110,000 tonnes, reflecting a steady trend of increased demand for the fermented dairy product. Since 2010, cheese imports have grown by 72%. The USDA anticipates this number to grow to 120,000 tonnes by end of 2016

We revised our rice production forecast up to 4.32mn tonnes in 2015/16, up 2.0% as the rice crop this year is expected to be one of the strongest in the past few years.

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BMI's South Korea Agribusiness Report includes independent commodity price forecasting and analysis for key agricultural outputs, an overview of the agribusiness competitive landscape and a discussion of the downstream context of agricultural production in relation to country food consumption forecasts and composite food and beverage trade forecasts.

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