April 19, 2024

China’s January imports of North Korean coal lowest in over a year

However, Foreign Ministry insists annual coal cap reached in first seven weeks of 2017

China imported just over 1.44 million tonnes of North Korean coal in the month of January, according to the 1718 Committee tasked with monitoring the trade, on Monday.

The import figures are the lowest since coal was subject to UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions in March 2016 and the lowest since November, 2015 according to figures collected by the Korean International Trade Association (KITA).

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