June 23, 2018 / 3:55 AM / 25 days ago

China January-May trade with North Korea $887.4 million, down 56.8 percent: customs data

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s trade with North Korea in the first five months of 2018 fell 56.8 percent from a year earlier to $887.4 million, customs data showed on Saturday.

People watch a TV news report about the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kwak Sung-Kyung/Files

Imports from North Korea fell 87 percent to $94.3 million in January-May.

China’s May total trade with North Korea was $230.87 million, compared with $173.7 million in the previous month.

China’s exports to North Korea were $217.2 mln million in May while imports from North Korea were $13.65 million, the data showed.

Reporting by Dominique Patton

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