North Korean imports of Chinese cereals increased in May, data shows
Though the DPRK still spent more money importing tobacco products from PRC
Chinese cereal imports to North Korea increased in May, Beijing’s latest figures show, an uptick following a slow first quarter which saw overall levels drop sharply when compared to the last four months of 2018.
Numbers collated by the ITC Trade map show China shipped cereals, a trade category which includes staple foods like rice, corn and maize, valued at $5.6 million in May, a near $2 million increase on April and the highest monthly export since November last year.
The figure is also notably higher than during the same month last year, when China cereal exports
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