December 04, 2021

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The ephemeral beauty of concrete Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: The ephemeral beauty of concrete Pyongyang

North Korean builders are highly skilled, but erratic leadership priorities and few materials make for an unsafe skyline

A diplomat’s life: The ephemeral beauty of concrete Pyongyang
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby November 3, 2021
North Korea says skyscraper project almost done as past developments languish

North Korea says skyscraper project almost done as past developments languish

Pyongyang apartments for 10,000 residents ‘in final stage,’ state media reports, as year-end deadline nears

North Korea says skyscraper project almost done as past developments languish
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 3, 2021
North Korea preparing rail crossing at Russian border for possible trade restart
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North Korea preparing rail crossing at Russian border for possible trade restart

Satellite imagery shows major construction at freight storage area that may be converted to disinfection facility

North Korea preparing rail crossing at Russian border for possible trade restart
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 2, 2021
Construction near DPRK-China border bridge latest sign land trade may resume

Construction near DPRK-China border bridge latest sign land trade may resume

Documents show work on customs facility continues as DPRK and China reportedly mull renewed freight operations

Construction near DPRK-China border bridge latest sign land trade may resume
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 2, 2021
North Korean fishing boats may be resuming greater activity in East Sea: Imagery
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North Korean fishing boats may be resuming greater activity in East Sea: Imagery

Appearance of fewer vessels at key port suggests fishing is resuming after COVID-19 restrictions

North Korean fishing boats may be resuming greater activity in East Sea: Imagery
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 1, 2021
North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws

North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws

Expert says Pyongyang seeks to raise revenue, as DPRK also passes laws on rail freight, pollution and farm animals

North Korea strengthens financial control, tackles e-payments in new laws
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 1, 2021
North Korean import disinfection zone busy amid report it may open soon: imagery
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North Korean import disinfection zone busy amid report it may open soon: imagery

Vehicles moving around trade zone near border as ROK spy agency claims China may resume rail trade with DPRK next month

North Korean import disinfection zone busy amid report it may open soon: imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 29, 2021
What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un
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What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un

Choson Sinbo says North Korea need not reform or open up thanks to ‘precious strategic resources’ like nuclear weapons

What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un
Peter Ward
Peter Ward October 29, 2021
North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

South Korean spy agency says Kim Jong Un ordered all-out farming campaign amid food supply issues, economic downturn

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 28, 2021
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