UPDATE 2-China lead, iron ore imports from NKorea sink after UN sanctions

* Latest U.N. sanctions came into effect on Sept. 5

* U.N. move bans iron ore, lead, coal and seafood imports

* Coal imports just over 500,000 tonnes

* Lead concs arrivals lowest on records back to Jan 2010

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China's imports of iron ore and lead concentrate from North Korea plunged to their lowest in more than six years, while coal arrivals fell sharply after the United Nations' latest sanctions against the isolated nation, data showed on Tuesday. Lead ore and concentrate arrivals totaled just 1,321 tonnes, worth $1.18 million, down 84 percent from a year earlier and the lowest on Reuters records dating back to January 2010, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. Iron ore shipments plunged 98 percent to 3,035 tonnes, worth about $55,000, the lowest monthly volume on Reuters records from January 2011. China imported 511,619 tonnes of coal, worth about $44 million, from North Korea, down 71.6 percent from a year earlier. The data represents the final shipments allowed through customs before the U.N. penalties came into force on Sept. 5, banning Pyongyang from selling coal, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood abroad. Numbers released last week showed trade between the world's second-largest economy and its northern neighbour totaled $412 million, the weakest since April. The U.N. Security council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions took effect this month, but China enforced the new measures from Aug. 15, amid growing pressure from the United States to rein in Pyongyang's missile programme.

Gasoline and diesel shipments remained slow after China

National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) suspended sales of

gasoline and diesel at the end of June to North Korea over concerns CNPC would not get paid for its goods. The measures are still in place, sources familiar with the matter say. Gasoline exports were the lowest since January 2016, and diesel sales were the smallest since May. The table below gives a breakdown of imports and exports of major commodities between the two nations:

Imports Sept 2017 yr-on-yr Jan-Sept % change

% change

Coal 511,619 -71.6 4,826,177 -71.2 Iron ore 3,035 -97.5 1,656,552 19.5 Lead ore & 1,321 -84 92,944 30.99

concentrates Exports

Ethanol 3,149 106.64 26,639 253.6 Gasoline 90 -99.6 46,159 -39.2 Diesel 16 -91.8 11,032 -63.6 Jet fuel 33 -29.96 1,256 49.08 Other fuel 2,350 -73.92 22,012 -17.31


Fuel No. 5-7 304 -50.17 4,886 -6.98 LPG 83 0.43 825 59.94 Corn 1,160 2008 50,018 3,459 Rice 2,396 -85.1 32,623 8.1

In tonnes except for ethanol in cubic metres

(Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Manolo Serapio Jr.)