Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
Minute trade figures come amid COVID spike in the Russian Far East, new uncertainty surrounding potential trade restart
Russia reported just $651 in trade with North Korea over the last three months, a sign that North Korea continues to enforce strict anti-COVID border controls despite a recent uptick in China-DPRK trade.
According to data from Russia’s Federal Customs Service, Russia has not exported goods to North Korea since last November. Meanwhile, imports in the third quarter came in at just $651, all of which consisted of various types of gaskets (TNVED 84849).
The new figures bring the total value of Russia-DPRK trade this year to $1,968. Other imports from North Korea in 2021 include rubber, acrylic polymers
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