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Livestock imports soar

by 5m Editor
15 November 2005, at 12:00am

SEOUL - South Korean imports of livestock products jumped nearly 40% in the first nine months of the year from a year ago, a state-run agricultural corporation said Tuesday. According to the Agricultural and Fishery Marketing Corp, imports of beef, pork and poultry shot up 38.5% from a year ago to US$1.74 billion in the January-September period. The figure is close to last year&#39;s total imports of $1.75 billion. Chicken imports skyrocketed 146.5% to $86.4 million, while inbound shipments of pork swelled 91% to $463 million. Beef imports rose 23% to $540 million. <i>Source: Asia Times</i>

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