No Chinese gasoline or diesel shipments to North Korea in May: data
Shipments return to norm following small fuel export last month
Chinese oil exports to North Korea in May did not include any commonly-used fuels, Beijing’s most recent trade figures show, following a small shipment of gasoline the previous month.
Although Beijing reports small exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea each month to the ITC Trade Map, a more detailed look at the numbers reveals a longstanding cut off in usable fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Since mid-2017, Chinese petroleum exports to North Korea have typically lacked gasoline, diesel, and heavier fuel oils typically used in vessels and industry, and another category of
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