July 30, 2021

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Stocks surge in South Korea on hopes of renewed inter-Korean projects

Stocks surge in South Korea on hopes of renewed inter-Korean projects

Some firms linked to tourism and manufacturing in DPRK see double-digit growth following news of reconnected hotlines

Stocks surge in South Korea on hopes of renewed inter-Korean projects
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 27, 2021
North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 23, 2021
Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown

Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown

New high-resolution satellite imagery reveals the changing shape of Pyongyang

Photos: North Korean capital bustling with changes amid prolonged lockdown
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 23, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
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Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
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North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
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How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears

North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears

State media says farmers in the country facing ‘unparalleled hardship and difficulties’

North Korea delays major farmers’ meeting amid ‘food crisis,’ drought fears
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 19, 2021
North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known
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North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known

DPRK’s Five-year Economic Strategy suggests country never fully recovered from ‘90s collapse, population has declined

North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 15, 2021
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