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North Korea is the 134th largest export economy in the world. In 2017, North Korea exported $1.74B and imported $3.42B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1.69B.

The top exports of North Korea are Coal Briquettes ($367M), Non-Knit Men's Coats ($139M), Molluscs ($137M), Non-Knit Women's Coats ($128M) and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($105M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($200M), Soybean Oil ($110M), Broadcasting Equipment ($83.8M), Video Displays ($79.8M) and Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($72.3M).

The top export destinations of North Korea are China ($1.58B), Pakistan ($27.8M), India ($25M), Ghana ($11.4M) and Mali ($9.8M). The top import origins are China ($3.23B), Russia ($74.1M), India ($59.1M), Peru ($9.7M) and Honduras ($8.81M).

North Korea borders China, South Korea and Russia by land and Japan by sea.

Economic Complexity of North Korea

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