November 30, 2022

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
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State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK’s annual economic plan, criticism of ROK drills, COVID and flu concerns and more

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 10, 2022
Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Clothing choices have grown along with foreign media influence, but event shows options still dictated from above

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 9, 2022
Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
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Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 9, 2022
Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang

Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang

Embassy praises ongoing women’s clothing expo in DPRK capital but adds cooperation must comply with UN sanctions

Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 7, 2022
North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2022
North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
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North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change

DPRK entrepreneurs are dependent on and captive to state actors, giving them little incentive to challenge the regime

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 1, 2022
What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
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What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260

Economist Halin Han discusses how Vietnam and others’ transition to capitalism can serve as a model for the DPRK

What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2022
New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
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New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang

Exclusive images show South Korean clothes and Japanese electronics on sale in possible violation of UN sanctions

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 31, 2022
Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
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Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform

Informal economic activity provides key products but has limited growth potential, while even reform is not a cure-all

Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
Peter Ward
Peter Ward October 28, 2022
North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
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North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee

Kim Jong Un may celebrate alma mater’s 70th anniversary with big events as he did a decade ago

North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 27, 2022