December 13, 2019

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market
Far from impoverished, Northerners’ ownership of TVs and home phones continues accelerating
Let’s be honest: The average Westerner’s knowledge of North Korea is usually composed of vague memories of newspaper headlines dealing with the country. Thus, they are likely to be surprised when they hear that the North, so often associated with destitution and starvation, has gone through a consumer revolution over the last 5-7 years. Though modest, this revolution is nonetheless real, and