December 06, 2023

N. Korea ups coal production in 2015

DRPK media report matched by Chinese trade data, North Korea becomes one of China's primary coal exporters

North Korea’s coal exports increased in the first six months of the year when compared to 2014, the state run Rodong Sinmun said Wednesday.

While data published by North Korean state media is not the most reliable, the figures are actually below volumes published by Chinese customs. The Rodong article also comes on the heels of a Bloomberg report highlighting North Korea’s growing coal exports to China.