Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows
Market data indicates food prices remain low and stable, could support DPRK leadership's claims
It is certainly unfashionable to believe what the North Koreans say about their economy. They do have plenty of incentive to lie, and release very little data.
But while at first glance it would appear unlikely that North Korea had a record harvest, as leader Kim Jong Un claimed at a recent ruling party plenum, let’s see if there is any way that the data available could support such a proposition.
Examining what’s available, one could argue:Sanctions are likely to have had a concentrated impact on specific segments of North Korean
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