North Korea is the 123rd largest export economy in the world. In 2014, North Korea exported $3.1B and imported $3.99B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $890M.

The top exports of North Korea are Coal Briquettes ($1.03B), Iron Ore ($192M), Non-Knit Men's Coats ($161M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($157M) and Non-Knit Women's Coats ($146M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($180M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($152M), Soybean Oil ($112M), Delivery Trucks ($108M) and Broadcasting Equipment ($84.2M).

The top export destinations of North Korea are China ($2.67B), India ($71.6M), Pakistan ($40.5M), Nigeria ($20.2M) and Brazil ($19.9M). The top import origins are China ($3.49B), Thailand ($107M), Russia ($82.1M), India ($75.2M) and Singapore ($48.4M).

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

Economic Complexity of North Korea

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