December 01, 2023

North Korean exports to China more than double to near pre-pandemic levels

September spike could signal DPRK’s willingness to expand trade for first time since the pandemic began, expert says

The total value of China-North Korea trade more than doubled between August and September, reaching its highest value in more than a year, newly released data shows.

According to the Chinese General Administration of Customs (GAC), China imported $14.3 million worth of goods from North Korea in September, up from just $6.2 million the month prior.