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Global poultry producers eye South Korea market

Imports are set to rise as the country lifts bans on overseas suppliers attracted by low per capita consumption rates

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The popularity of fried chicken and beer, known as chimaek, has boomed in recent years, fuelled by its appearance in a hit South Korean television drama and an explosion of restaurant chains.

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Global poultry producers hoping to cash in on South Korea's craze for fried chicken and beer face a market crowded with local birds that have clipped prices and profits for Korean growers.

The popularity of the combination,