A mound of North Korean coal at the RasonConTrans coal port at Rajin harbour. Photo: AFP

North Korean coal piles up as sanctions take their toll and exports to China grind to a halt

For years the coal trade was a lucrative earner for Pyongyang – its main ally and key economic partner China imported 22 million tonnes worth nearly US$1.2 billion in 2016

Topic |   North Korea sanctions

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A mound of North Korean coal at the RasonConTrans coal port at Rajin harbour. Photo: AFP
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