Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital
Whisky, shampoo, coffee and other goods continue to decline in price as country’s trade with China increases
Prices of imported foreign goods have continued to decline in Pyongyang in recent months, data obtained by NK Pro shows, suggesting imports have stabilized somewhat following a price surge last year.
In the summer of 2021, prices of basic commodities soared in the North Korean capital, with some foreign shampoos costing up to $200. But an informed source in Pyongyang told NK Pro that imported Dove shampoo now costs $21 at one store as of mid-October, down from $29 a month earlier.
The price of coffee has also fallen considerably. Just two months ago, a pound of coffee cost
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