October 26, 2021
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Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China

Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China

Imports of tobacco products far outstrip medicine, even as DPRK's population remains unvaccinated

Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 20, 2021
As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 15, 2021
North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs

North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs

Sanctions and the pandemic have battered imports of refined petroleum, but smuggling may cover part of the gap

North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 6, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro October 1, 2021
North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association

North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association

Trade group says some DPRK factories are seeing pre-pandemic demand levels, though COVID still a limiting factor

North Korea-China trade may be on the up and up, says South Korean association
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 1, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

Andrew Brockfield and Colin Zwirko discuss how satellites help track everything from flooding to sanctions breaches

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 23, 2021
Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Their appearance suggests DPRK’s oil trade is ramping up, including by illicit means, amid low official imports

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 23, 2021
Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control

Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control

Latest revisions amid pandemic lockdown also suggest efforts to diversify trade and protect domestic production

Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser September 20, 2021
North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels

North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels

Iron alloy tops North Korea's exports to China for first time this year, but unclear whether it falls under sanctions

North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell September 20, 2021
North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro September 3, 2021
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