UN sanctions on N Korea coal exports to hurt 2017 export earnings

June 9, 2017

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Sanctions imposed by a 2016 resolution of the United Nations Security Council in retaliation for unauthorised nuclear tests by North Korea, will probably see the rogue East Asian country’s coal exports fall to a third its value five-year average.
Analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Friday reported that North Korea, under the totalitarian dictatorship of Kim Jong-un, stands to suffer coal export earnings of only about $400-million in 2017, down from $1.2-billion, or about 40% of the embattled country’s total export revenue in 2016.

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