Accordions and chairs? North Korea’s July exports to Russia hit an all-year high
Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value
North Korean exports to Russia made in July 2020 returned to values seen before the COVID-19 pandemic caused an initial drop in trade, according to data from Russia’s Federal Customs Service.
North Korea was able to export more than $246,000 worth of goods to Russia in July, making it the highest-value month yet in 2020 and marking a 100-fold rise from the $2,226 worth of exports made in June.
While North Korean exports to Russia crashed in February, the lowest point came in May, when no exports were logged by Russian customs at all.
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