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China's trade with North Korea plunges in October after UN sanctions

The world's second-largest economy bought goods worth $90.75 million from North Korea in October, down sharply from $145.8 million in September

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

China's trade with North Korea fell to $334.9 million in October, its lowest since February as imports sank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that tough new sanctions cut business with its isolated neighbour. The total is down almost 20 per cent from September and compares with $525.2 million a year ago, according to customs' data. The data represents the first whole month since the latest United Nations penalties came into force on September 5, banning Pyongyang from selling coal, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood abroad. The ...

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 14:29 IST