Chinese trade with North Korea falls in April: Beijing customs data
Trade appears to be following a similar pattern to last year
Chinese exports to North Korea fell in value terms in April, Beijing’s most recent customs figures show, declining from nearly $200 million to $146.8 million.
The drop is not significantly outside of North Korea’s current average spend, which over the last 18 months has totaled approximately $177 million per month.
DPRK exports to its neighbor also fell to just $15 million, marking the lowest recorded figure since June last year, when China spent only $12 million on North Korean-made goods.
Beijing’s customs figures do not contain further information on trade, which is usually provided at a
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