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Exports following a similar pattern to 2018
Biegun says Beijing working with the U.S., but images suggest DPRK coal smuggling in Chinese waters
Drop may be more of a correction for an overvalued Euro
Construction began in August 2018 and progressed steadily over the 12 months, though purpose remains unclear
The number of containers increased rapidly at the end of August
The DPRK-registered ship was previously sailing under a Cambodian flag
Satellite imagery potentially captured the vessel loading coal before its most recent journey
Number of containers at the facility trending downward throughout the summer months
DPRK vessel has been loitering in the area for weeks apparently without entering ports
Second half of 2017 and early 2018 saw new infrastructure build-up
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