September 30, 2020

Tag: Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide

Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities

Colin Zwirko September 29, 2020

Truck tires and blood transfusers: Chinese trade to DPRK drops in August

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

Min Chao Choy September 28, 2020

Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

Colin Zwirko September 25, 2020

What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis

Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider

Peter Ward September 18, 2020

North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex

Satellite imagery also shows construction of new luxury hilltop facilities along the Taedong River

Colin Zwirko September 17, 2020

Accordions and chairs? North Korea’s July exports to Russia hit an all-year high

Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value

Min Chao Choy September 16, 2020

Russia exports more medical goods to North Korea ahead of major hospital opening

Grain aid made up 85% of exports for July 2020, but medical products were the second largest category by value

Min Chao Choy September 14, 2020

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020

North Korean border ports quiet in August, despite a heavy reliance on sea trade

Except for Chinese coast guard and fishing boats, only one ship appears active at the mouth of the Yalu

Min Chao Choy September 8, 2020

Overfished: Why North Korea leaves behind ‘ghost ships’ and turns a blind eye

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

Andrei Lankov September 8, 2020
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