April 13, 2024

New imported goods on sale at Pyongyang shop after earlier shortages: Sources

Prices of foreign products vary widely, from $17 for 100 grams of coffee to $1.50 for a canned drink

At least one store in Pyongyang has restocked its shelves with new imported products, informed sources in the North Korean capital told NK News, about three months after the DPRK resumed train shipments from China.

Yet the prices of some products remain quite high, with fresh imported goods still unavailable, as North Korea’s stringent COVID-19 border controls and lengthy quarantine requirements continue to impede trade.

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