May 26, 2024
News

UK reports trade with North Korea doubled last year despite border closures

London attributes trade spike to increase in services imports by DPRK but doesn’t provide further details

Total trade in goods and services between North Korea and the U.K. reached $127 million over a 12-month period ending last year, the U.K. government confirmed to NK News on Wednesday, more than double the amount during the previous period. 

But questions remain about what exactly the U.K. sent and received to and from the DPRK and whether the transactions may have violated international sanctions against the regime.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.