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US$ 41mn
FDI inflows from Apr 2000 to Dec 2020

US$ 4.24mn

is bilateral trade value in 2020-2021

16
Overseas Indians living in the Democratic People's republic of Korea

Focus

on heavy industry manufacturing

Active

Construction sector

12th

largest producer of copper and salt in Asia

22nd

largest coal reserves in the world

Major producer of

lead, tungsten, graphite, magnesite, gold, pyrites, fluorspar, and hydropower

India's Exports and Imports to Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 76.52 110.88 44.84 57.55 26.99
2 %Growth 44.89 -59.56 28.35 -53.11
3 India’s Total Export 3,10,338.48 2,62,291.09 2,75,852.43 3,03,526.16 3,30,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.02 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.01
6 IMPORT 131.93 87.9 88.59 25.08 3.01
7 %Growth -33.37 0.79 -71.69 -87.98
8 India’s Total Import 4,48,033.41 3,81,007.76 3,84,357.03 4,65,580.99 5,14,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.01 0
11 TOTAL TRADE 208.45 198.78 133.43 82.63 30
12 %Growth -4.64 -32.87 -38.07 -63.69
13 India’s Total Trade 7,58,371.89 6,43,298.84 6,60,209.46 7,69,107.15 8,44,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.01 0
16 TRADE BALANCE 22.98 32.47 23.97
17 India’s Trade Balance -1,37,694.93 -1,18,716.67 -1,08,504.60 -1,62,054.83 -1,84,000.33

All India Indo Korean Friendship Association

+91-98-6821-0135

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Embassy of India, Pyongyang

hoc.pyongyang.mea.gov.in

+850-2-381-7215/74

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6, Munsudong, District Daedonggang, Pyongyang, DPR Korea

Opportunities

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Coal briquettes
  • Textiles(non-knit coats and suits)
India's top export to Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Refined petroleum
  • Crude oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Rice

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