February 21, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

Leader's latest address displays new-found independence from the legacy of his father, grandfather

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn January 1, 2016
Sinuiju tourist area cost $7 million, paid for by China
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Sinuiju tourist area cost $7 million, paid for by China

Travel company advertising day trips to the new tourist zone for $120

Sinuiju tourist area cost $7 million, paid for by China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 31, 2015
North Korea maintains coal export revenues in 2015
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North Korea maintains coal export revenues in 2015

So far revenues down just 6% on last year, Vietnamese withdrawal from market likely reason

North Korea maintains coal export revenues in 2015
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 28, 2015
Invest in N.Korea now to invest in unification later

Invest in N.Korea now to invest in unification later

More than supporting a dreadful regime, such programs teach skills Northerners will need to know

Invest in N.Korea now to invest in unification later
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 28, 2015
Third Paekdu power plant to be completed by May – DPRK media
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Third Paekdu power plant to be completed by May – DPRK media

News follows visit by a delegation of Russian energy specialists to North Korea last week

Third Paekdu power plant to be completed by May – DPRK media
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 24, 2015
Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea

Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea

No one wants to talk about sudden collapse and reunification, but they should

Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 21, 2015
North Korea reveals more economic zone plans
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North Korea reveals more economic zone plans

DPRK wants Sinuiju to have own power station, air and sea ports, gas infrastructure

North Korea reveals more economic zone plans
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 17, 2015
Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected
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Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected

Donations total $9 million, will be used to provide enriched food to most insecure

Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 15, 2015
North Korea: Poor from the beginning

North Korea: Poor from the beginning

Soviet records indicate N.Korean economic edge in the ‘50s could be a myth

North Korea: Poor from the beginning
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 13, 2015
A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK

A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK

Before predicting its collapse, North Korea must be seen for what it is: a failed state

A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy December 11, 2015