China 2017 Exports to North Korea Up 8.3% -- Customs

China's exports to North Korea rose 8.3% in 2017 from a year earlier, at $3.34 billion, official data showed Friday.

That compares with a 3.7% on-year decline recorded in 2016, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.

China's imports from North Korea slumped 33% from a year earlier, at $1.72 billion last year. In 2016, imports were down 1.1%, according to customs data.

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January 11, 2018 22:18 ET (03:18 GMT)