N. Korean interest in consumer electronics remains high: trade figures
Cell phones, laptops, and other products remain popular, despite falling trade revenues
Falling trade revenues are yet to significantly diminish North Korea’s demand for consumer electronics items like cell phones and laptops, recently released trade data for the month of August shows.
The trade statistics from China’s General Administration of Customs show DPRK purchases of Chinese-made cell phones increased from USD$1.8 million in July to over USD$5 million the following month.
The number reflects a rebounding North Korean demand for cell phones, which fell by nearly 40 percent from highs of over USD$80 million in 2014 in the following two years.
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