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How renewed North Korean border trade will affect currency, food and fuel

How renewed North Korean border trade will affect currency, food and fuel

Mounting evidence suggests that North Korea will soon allow more imports into the country

How renewed North Korean border trade will affect currency, food and fuel
Peter WardPeter Ward April 21, 2021
Data reveals North Korean priorities as Pyongyang overcomes COVID-19 trade fears

Data reveals North Korean priorities as Pyongyang overcomes COVID-19 trade fears

China exported key fertilizers to North Korea amid growing signs of recovery for DPRK trade

Data reveals North Korean priorities as Pyongyang overcomes COVID-19 trade fears
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy April 21, 2021
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 16, 2021
Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

The country’s latest Foreign Trade magazine touts artwork from a studio sanctioned by the US and UN

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll April 14, 2021
North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro April 2, 2021
After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

At least five DPRK-flagged ships not seen since 2017 reappeared near the Shandong Peninsula

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy April 1, 2021
Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests

Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31

Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests
NK ProNK Pro March 31, 2021
North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms

North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms

North Korea hinted that it was going to exert more state control over the economy, but is that really happening?

North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms
Peter WardPeter Ward March 29, 2021
Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening

Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening

Construction worker camps were removed and trucks moved around the sprawling beach resort, satellite imagery shows

Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 25, 2021
North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19

North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19

China only exported electricity to the DPRK in Feb. 2021, with total trade values sliding under a mere $2 million

North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19
Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy March 22, 2021
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