January 20, 2022

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
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The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

An analytical look at Donald Trump’s gifts to Kim Jong Un, a fertilizer campaign, propaganda on ‘model’ wives and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 20, 2022
‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart
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‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart

Handful of cases can shutter entire port cities as Beijing pursues elusive zero-COVID approach

‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 20, 2022
North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

Footage from Japanese outlet shows daily rail trade since Monday restart, though unclear how long activity will continue

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2022
North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

Latest figures for December bring yearly total to just $320 million, as COVID-19 restrictions depress trade

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 18, 2022
Train from China enters North Korean disinfection zone for first time: Imagery
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Train from China enters North Korean disinfection zone for first time: Imagery

Train appears to have arrived after crossing from China on Monday, revealing details about new import operation

Train from China enters North Korean disinfection zone for first time: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 18, 2022
North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
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North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics

China’s looking for a PR win, and won’t appreciate Kim Jong Un stealing the spotlight in February

North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 17, 2022
The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
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The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade

Even after resumption of overland trade, erratic policy-making and new virus strains could reverse progress in 2022

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government
Arius Derr
Arius Derr January 17, 2022
Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Project has been shuttered since 2008, and Kim Jong Un appeared to turn his back on it in 2019

Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 17, 2022
North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

Train set to cross into North Korea on Monday as the country faces shortages from prolonged pandemic restrictions

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 16, 2022
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