China 2017 total trade with North Korea falls 10.6 per cent year on year: Customs

A North Korean naval boat patrols on the Yalu river in North Korea's Sakchu county in North Pyongan province, seen from the Chinese border city of Dandong on Jan 10.
A North Korean naval boat patrols on the Yalu river in North Korea's Sakchu county in North Pyongan province, seen from the Chinese border city of Dandong on Jan 10.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China 2017 total trade with North Korea fell 10.6 per cent from a year ago to US$5.06 billion (S$6.67 billion), final trade numbers from the customs showed on Tuesday (Jan 23).

China's imports from North Korea in 2017 slid 33 per cent year-on-year to US$1.72 billion, customs data showed, while exports to North Korea rose 8.2 per cent to US$3.33 billion.

For December, China exports to North Korea were at US$257.73 million, compared with US$287.84 million in the previous month, while imports from North Korea were US$54.68 million versus US$100.18 million in November.