February 21, 2024

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North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

UN data shows huge uptick in Russia’s exports of refined petroleum, though volume still lags behind pre-pandemic levels

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 31, 2024
Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
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Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December

Expert says DPRK has long lacked fertilizer for farming and likely purchased chemical with recent ‘additional revenues’

Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 22, 2024
North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began

North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began

Official figures show trade has nearly recovered to 2019 levels as DPRK projects confidence in economic direction

North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 18, 2024
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
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3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 27, 2023
North Korean food prices show the country has not one economy, but three
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North Korean food prices show the country has not one economy, but three

Political controls inhibit integration across markets, with privileged Pyongyang more isolated from other cities

North Korean food prices show the country has not one economy, but three
Justin Hastings
Justin Hastings December 25, 2023
Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
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Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November

DPRK continues to import hair to make wigs, while purchasing millions in foodstuffs and selling raw materials

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 20, 2023
North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

Both imports and exports surge in November as DPRK slowly emerges from extended isolation during pandemic

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 18, 2023
China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows
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China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows

DPRK alloy and wigs likely transshipped to South Korea and US, while Pyongyang imported foreign luxury goods via China

China likely re-exported millions of dollars of North Korean goods, data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 13, 2023
North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia
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North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia

Expert says Moscow may be sending more food staples in exchange for weapons, as wigs again top DPRK exports

North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 21, 2023
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