BRAZIL, São Paulo. South Korea has authorized three plants in Brazil to export pork to the Asian nation, opening a market in the world's fourth largest importer of this type of meat, local industry group ABPA said in a statement. This was reported by Reuters.
BRF's authorized plant is in the town of Campos Novos, the company said. Like the other facilities cleared for export, it is located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
In 2016, Brazil's pork exports totaled 733,000 tonnes, a 32% rise from the previous year, ABPA data showed.
Per capita pork consumption in South Korea is 40 kg (88 pounds) per year, according to BRF. Last year South Korea imported 615,000 tonnes of pork, ABPA said.