China’s October coal imports from North Korea up on month after falling in September

25 Nov 2016   China, North Korea

An employee walks between front-end loaders which are used to move coal imported from North Korea at Dandong port in the Chinese border city of Dandong, Liaoning province December 7, 2010. China’s coal imports from North Korea rose in October after falling more than a quarter in September from the previous month amid a push from the United States to punish North Korea for its recent nuclear test. Coal imports from North Korea climbed 1.22 percent in October to 1.82 million tonnes compared with September, data from China’s General Administration of Customs showed on Friday. North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Sept. 9, and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile. China expressed anger with North Korea for the test, its largest to date. China’s coal imports from North Korea fell to 1.798 million tonnes that month from 2.465 million […]

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