South Korea consumed 1.08 million tons of pork, 608,000 tons of chicken and 488,000 tons of beef in 2012, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. 

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South Korean meat consumption has increased more than 22 percent over the past four years, but pork continues to be the protein of choice. South Korea consumed a total of 2.18 million tons of meat in 2012 or 43.7 kg/per person.