China-North Korea first-half trade at record low amid pandemic and food shortages

Trade between China and North Korea hit a record low in the first half of the year as the coronavirus pandemic and food shortages took their toll.China’s exports to North Korea fell by 85.2 per cent year on year to US$56.77 million in the first six months of 2021, according to Chinese customs data released on Sunday.It was the lowest figure since China started releasing the data in 2001.China imported US$8.96 million of goods from its neighbour over the same period, down 67.3 per cent from a…

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