November 30, 2022

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city

China reports rising cases in Dandong, but numbers yet to reach levels that led to last trade shutdown in April

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2022
North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
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North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown

Insurers show small but measurable revenue gains, suggesting the DPRK economy is in better shape than some estimates

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 25, 2022
State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
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State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes

An in-depth analysis of the country’s rural housing project, fishery production and anti-US and Japan propaganda

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 24, 2022
Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show

Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show

North Korean leader typically seen in luxury European and Japanese rides, though Chinese cars ubiquitous across country

Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 23, 2022
Seoul defends its denuclearization plans despite North Korea’s latest ICBM test

Seoul defends its denuclearization plans despite North Korea’s latest ICBM test

Unification ministry says South Korea can ‘certainly’ achieve goal but offers few new details on how to convince DPRK

Seoul defends its denuclearization plans despite North Korea’s latest ICBM test
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 21, 2022
Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
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Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames

Decades of satellite data reveal devastating impact of wildfires on country ill-equipped to handle rising temperatures

Scorched Earth: How climate change could send North Korea up in flames
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 21, 2022
Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds

Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds

38 North says ‘ubiquitous’ mobile phones form basis for private economy but allow government to track users’ every move

Almost all North Koreans now have access to cellular networks, report finds
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 16, 2022
The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
Podcast

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 15, 2022
Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital
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Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital

Whisky, shampoo, coffee and other goods continue to decline in price as country’s trade with China increases

Prices of imported consumer goods dip in North Korean capital
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer November 11, 2022
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