Jacob Fromer is NK News‘s Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.
Refined petroleum exports to DPRK from Russia down more than 65 percent compared to same month last year
More than 37,000 tons of reported flour exports were among the highest for any two-month period in last three years
Reported drop in exports consistent with previous years during Lunar New Year, but may be exacerbated by coronavirus
Vast majority of flour exports to DPRK last year came from China, according to customs data from Moscow and Beijing
More than 33,000 tons of refined petroleum reportedly exported to the DPRK in 2019, according to new UN data
After delay, Beijing reported remainder of its September-December oil export data to UN Security Council
Chinese corn exports to DPRK jumped 362% from November to December
Rise in China-DPRK trade comes despite sweeping global sanctions targeting North Korea's economy
New data published as Moscow admits it has not yet fully complied with UN rules on overseas DPRK laborers
Aid groups describe food insecurity in North Korea, but Kim Jong Un recently spoke of "unprecedented" harvest in 2019
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