North Korean imports of Chinese fertilizer soared in 2018: data
Shipments were the highest since 2011, though cereal imports remained constant
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the UN report was issued by the World Food Program instead of the UN Resident Coordinator on behalf of the entire UN Humanitarian Country Team. It has been updated to reflect this.
North Korean imports of Chinese fertilizers soared in 2018, Beijing’s customs figures show, hitting levels not seen since the beginning of the decade.
The numbers, collated by the ITC trade map, show North Korea spent USD$84 million on Chinese fertilizer last year, more than double the USD$34 million it spent on the same category
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