China’s exports to North Korea surge

According to the latest Chinese customs data released on Saturday, China’s exports to North Korea saw a significant surge in April 2021, from the previous year. The data showed that wigs and fertilizers were among the major exports. Chinese outbound shipments to the isolated nation jumped by 69% YoY to reach $166 million in April alone, as reported by China’s General Administration of Customs.

The major export items in terms of value were processed hair and wool used for wigs, worth approximately $11.6 million, followed by diammonium hydrogen phosphate, a widely used fertilizer worth $8.84 million. North Korea also imported $5.07 million worth of rice from China during April.