Overview: In 2019 North Korea was the number 0 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 172 in total exports, the number 155 in total imports,
the number 0 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 55 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
Exports: The top exports of North Korea are Watch Movements ($49.2M), Fake Hair ($31.1M), Ferroalloys ($30.1M), Instructional Models ($16.4M), and Tungsten Ore ($12.6M), exporting mostly to China ($207M), Suriname ($19.8M), Costa Rica ($7.47M), Ghana ($7.35M), and Fiji ($7.13M).
Imports: The top imports of North Korea are Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($171M), Soybean Oil ($127M), Rice ($77.6M), Wheat Flours ($76.6M), and Other Clocks and Watches ($73.8M), importing mostly from China ($2.59B), Russia ($44.9M), Brazil ($19.9M), India ($10.4M), and Honduras ($7.73M).
Location: North Korea borders China, South Korea, and Russia by land and Japan by sea.