Overview: In 2018 North Korea was the number 167 in total exports, the number 154 in total imports, and the number 80 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, North Korea exported $291M and imported $2.32B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$2.03B. In 2018, North Korea's exports per capita were $11.4 and its imports per capita were $90.7.
Trade: The top exports of North Korea are Watch Movements ($31.1M), Ferroalloys ($27.7M), Fake Hair ($22.4M), Rubberworking Machinery ($19.1M), and Tungsten Ore ($18.5M). The top imports of North Korea are Soybean Oil ($140M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($126M), Nitrogenous Fertilizers ($80.7M), Wheat Flours ($65.5M), and Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($57.9M).
Destinations: North Korea exports mostly to China ($182M), Zambia ($20M), Mozambique ($7.81M), Saudi Arabia ($7.21M), and Pakistan ($7.05M), and imports mostly from China ($2.22B), Russia ($32.1M), India ($31.3M), Brazil ($7.29M), and Switzerland ($3.3M).
Location: North Korea borders China, South Korea, and Russia by land and Japan by sea.