December 05, 2023

North Korea imported $75 million in tobacco products from China last year: data

Cigarette imports continue despite pledges from DPRK leadership to crack down on foreign tobacco products

China exported tobacco products to North Korea worth more than $75 million last year, including more than two billion cigarettes and a few thousand tons of tobacco leaves, according to recent trade data published by the Chinese General Administration of Customs (GAC) and analyzed by NK News.

The numbers come as recent GAC data also show that North Korea's alcohol purchases from China topped $30 million last year.