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

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

Russia exports more medical goods to North Korea ahead of major hospital opening
Author Image Min Chao Choy September 14, 2020
North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed

North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed

Major political shifts in the DPRK leadership are derailing negotiations today

North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed
Author Image Thomas Schäfer September 10, 2020
Accordions and fake beards: North Korean exports to China fall slightly in July

Accordions and fake beards: North Korean exports to China fall slightly in July

North Korea’s July exports shrunk compared to previous months, which marked a recovery after a steep COVID-19 crash

Accordions and fake beards: North Korean exports to China fall slightly in July
Author Image Min Chao Choy August 31, 2020
Canned pineapple, chocolate and bus tires: July’s Chinese exports to North Korea

Canned pineapple, chocolate and bus tires: July’s Chinese exports to North Korea

The DPRK bought a more diverse range of items in July, meaning the country might be more confident about its food supply

Canned pineapple, chocolate and bus tires: July’s Chinese exports to North Korea
Author Image Min Chao Choy August 26, 2020
Russian exports to North Korea remain stable in June, medicine value rises

Russian exports to North Korea remain stable in June, medicine value rises

Staple items such as flour, oil, sugar and fuel decreased slightly while medicines made a big jump in volume and value

Russian exports to North Korea remain stable in June, medicine value rises
Author Image Min Chao Choy August 13, 2020
North Korean exports to China rise in June after a steep COVID-19 crash

North Korean exports to China rise in June after a steep COVID-19 crash

Reported trade rose to over $9 million, marking half of the pre-pandemic average and the best month of 2020 yet

North Korean exports to China rise in June after a steep COVID-19 crash
Author Image Min Chao Choy July 30, 2020
Chinese food exports to North Korea exceed pre-COVID levels, luxury foods absent

Chinese food exports to North Korea exceed pre-COVID levels, luxury foods absent

While China increased exports to 500 items in June, no fresh fruit, meat or elite treats were among the 40 food products

Chinese food exports to North Korea exceed pre-COVID levels, luxury foods absent
Author Image Min Chao Choy July 27, 2020
Russia stabilizes fuel exports to North Korea after COVID-19 disruptions

Russia stabilizes fuel exports to North Korea after COVID-19 disruptions

Chinese fuel exports to North Korea dipped during the global pandemic, but overall fuel supply remains stable

Russia stabilizes fuel exports to North Korea after COVID-19 disruptions
Author Image Min Chao Choy July 14, 2020
North Korea imported more Russian horses amid new work on elite equestrian parks

North Korea imported more Russian horses amid new work on elite equestrian parks

30 horses sent during construction on mansion-complex's new track, harkening back to Kim's 2019 ride up "holy" mountain

North Korea imported more Russian horses amid new work on elite equestrian parks
Russian exports to North Korea soared in April, new data shows

Russian exports to North Korea soared in April, new data shows

In addition to 25,000 tonne food aid shipment, majority of goods related to construction, medicine

Russian exports to North Korea soared in April, new data shows
Author Image Min Chao Choy July 3, 2020
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