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North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel
News

North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel

Chinese trade data shows Beijing continues to outsource manufacturing to DPRK, expert says

North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin August 21, 2023
North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023

North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro August 3, 2023
Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis
Analysis

Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis

Experts say sharp uptick in first half points to growing food shortages but warn little could reach those most in need

Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin August 2, 2023
North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea
News

North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea

Seoul estimates DPRK citizens earned average of $1.1K last year, about 30 times less than counterparts in South

North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 31, 2023
Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1
News

Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1

Expert says the open exchange in apparent violation of sanctions suggests Beijing views the trade as legitimate

Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 25, 2023
Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
News

Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods

Trade data shows DPRK continues to manufacture hair products, while expert says corn imports help address food shortages

Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 20, 2023
North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip
News

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip

Data shows exports continue to fuel pandemic rebound, while imports taper off for second straight month

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 19, 2023
Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency
News

Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency

Latest in series of grain shipments this year comes amid continuing reports of food shortages in DPRK

Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer July 6, 2023
North Korea in June 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in June 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023

North Korea in June 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro July 3, 2023
Japan imported North Korean goods during pandemic despite blanket trade ban
Analysis

Japan imported North Korean goods during pandemic despite blanket trade ban

Customs data records over $26K of imports from DPRK since 2019, raising concerns about funneling of money to Pyongyang

Japan imported North Korean goods during pandemic despite blanket trade ban
Maiko TakeuchiMaiko Takeuchi June 30, 2023
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