China's August exports to North Korea up for third month

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BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's exports to North Korea rose for the third straight month in August, but were still a fraction of their pre-COVID levels, Chinese customs data showed on Saturday.

Chinese shipments to North Korea climbed to $22.5 million in August from $16.8 million in July. That compares with $219 million of exports in August 2019.

China imported $6.2 million of North Korean goods in August, up from $4.1 million in July.

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Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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