October 23, 2020

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

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What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis

Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider

Peter Ward September 18, 2020

North Koreans cry tears of joy over their new ‘socialist fairyland’ homes

After destructive floods, state media ran propaganda photos of citizens getting housing papers and vowing to grow crops

Jeongmin Kim September 18, 2020
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North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex

Satellite imagery also shows construction of new luxury hilltop facilities along the Taedong River

Colin Zwirko September 17, 2020

A $75 million luxury North Korean golf course shut down six weeks after opening

The Ananti Golf Resort was built in North Korea’s beautiful Mount Kumgang region — but it abruptly closed in 2008

Chad O'Carroll September 17, 2020
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Accordions and chairs? North Korea’s July exports to Russia hit an all-year high

Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value

Min Chao Choy September 16, 2020
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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

Min Chao Choy September 14, 2020

Gen. Abrams: COVID-19 'accelerating the effects of sanctions' in North Korea

Pyongyang is focusing on internal efforts to overcome COVID-19 and typhoon-related impacts, Abrams says

Chad O'Carroll September 10, 2020

Thousands from Pyongyang arrive in Hamgyong to help towns recover from typhoon

The arrival of “elite” party members from the North Korean capital follows Kim Jong Un's open letter call for assistance

Jeongmin Kim September 10, 2020
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From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020

At least 20,000 North Koreans impacted by recent typhoons and floods, UN says

The conservative estimate is likely much higher because of damages seen at North Korea’s coastal city of Wonsan

Min Chao Choy September 9, 2020