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North Korea is the 126th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, North Korea exported $2.64B and imported $3.14B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $494M.

The top exports of North Korea are Coal Briquettes ($1.06B), Non-Knit Men's Coats ($143M), Molluscs ($141M), Non-Knit Women's Coats ($124M) and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($95.2M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($164M), Delivery Trucks ($147M), Refined Petroleum ($117M), Soybean Oil ($75.1M) and Coal Briquettes ($68.5M).

The top export destinations of North Korea are China ($2.3B), India ($65.9M), the Philippines ($49.6M), Pakistan ($27.5M) and Other Asia ($11.3M). The top import origins are China ($2.84B), Russia ($68M), India ($54.1M), Thailand ($46.8M) and the Philippines ($34.8M).

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

Economic Complexity of North Korea

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