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China's August exports to North Korea up for third straight month

China's August exports to North Korea up for third straight month

A Chinese national flag flutters near the Friendship Bridge and Broken Bridge over the Yalu River, which separates North Korea's Sinuiju from China, in Dandong, Liaoning province, China, Apr 21, 2021. (File photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang)

BEIJING: China's exports to North Korea rose for the third straight month in August, but were still a fraction of their pre-COVID-19 levels, Chinese customs data showed on Saturday (Sep 18).

Chinese shipments to North Korea climbed to US$22.5 million in August from US$16.8 million in July. That compares with US$219 million of exports in August 2019.

China imported US$6.2 million of North Korean goods in August, up from US$4.1 million in July.

Source: Reuters/ng

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