August 18, 2022

North Korean professor says DPRK GDP at $30.7 billion in 2017

But the numbers clash with estimates from those produced by the Bank of Korea

The DPRK's gross domestic product (GDP) stood at $30.7 billion last year, increasing by 3.7 percent compared with 2016, according to Ri Gi Song, a North Korean professor at Pyongyang's Institute of Economics at the Academy of Social Sciences.

Ri gave the GDP figure during an interview with Japan's Kyodo News Agency, which has a bureau in the North Korean capital.