North Korea is the 119th largest export economy in the world. In 2015, North Korea exported $2.83B and imported $3.47B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $640M.

The top exports of North Korea are Coal Briquettes ($951M), Non-Knit Men's Coats ($169M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($153M), Non-Knit Women's Coats ($131M) and Non-Knit Women's Suits ($97.1M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($186M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($138M), Delivery Trucks ($108M), Soybean Oil ($104M) and Broadcasting Equipment ($59.2M).

The top export destinations of North Korea are China ($2.34B), India ($97.8M), Pakistan ($43.1M), Burkina Faso ($32.8M) and Other Asia ($26.7M). The top import origins are China ($2.95B), India ($108M), Russia ($78.2M), Thailand ($73.8M) and the Philippines ($53.2M).

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

Economic Complexity of North Korea

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