Information related to trade data on North Korea
The sharp increase follows a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping in June
Exports following a similar pattern to 2018
DPRK imports from PRC likely on course to pass $2 billion in total value by year's end
DPRK tobacco imports out-pace reported spending on cereals, beverages, and refined oil
DPRK also bought fewer food products from its neighbor in June, data shows
Fuel exports fall, along with various agricultural products
Exports lower overall between January and May 2019 than last year
DPRK spent more than double on Chinese tobacco than it did on cereals
Case highlights how DPRK's trade partners continue to be able to trade globally
Shipments return to norm following small fuel export last month
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