North Korean food imports climb in June: KITA
Increased imports of cereals and flours tally with reports of drought
North Korea doubled its imports of cereals from China in June, numbers from Chinese customs collated by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) show, continuing a trend of higher food purchases when compared to 2016.
Previous NK News analysis indicated last year was a low watermark for food shipments from neighboring China, but cereal imports were higher than their 2016 counterparts from March onwards this year.
Shipments of Chinese cereals rose from $2.3 million in May to $5.8 million the following month, amid reports North Korea is experiencing a drought.
The increase was mainly attributable to a
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