North Korean exports to China rise in June after a steep COVID-19 crash
Reported trade rose to over $9 million, marking half of the pre-pandemic average and the best month of 2020 yet
North Korean exports to China have slowly but surely risen after a crash caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with June being the best month in 2020 yet, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC).
Official Chinese trade data suggests that North Korea exported $9.1 million worth of products over the border in June — just under half of what the DPRK might have cleared in pre-pandemic times. It’s likely welcome news for an economy reeling from shortages of many goods and of foreign currency.
The rise in North Korean exports to China coincides
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