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map - north korea's north korea's missile trade
The export of ballistic missiles and related technology is one of North Korea's main sources of hard currency. Media reports estimate that Pyongyang earns an estimated $100 billion to $500 billion per year from missile sales alone -- and according to the CIA, that money fuels continued missile development and production. Here is a map showing where North Korea is exporting missiles and where it gets its missile technology. [Note: Click on a country to learn more.]

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Countries to whom North Korea sells missiles.

Countries that sell missles to North Korea.

Countries that buy and sell missiles to and from North Korea.

Sources: CIA, "Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat Through 2015: Unclassified Summary of a National Intelligence Estimate" (December 2001);
CIA, "Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions" (January 2003);
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies, "North Korea Overview";
The National Bureau of Asian Research, "Ballistic Missiles and Missile Defense in Asia" (June 2002)

 

 

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