October 24, 2020

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

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North Korea spent $965,000 on a mysterious Russian item in August: Trade data

Aside from the mystery item category, the DPRK also spent serious cash on two powerful turbine engines

Min Chao Choy October 15, 2020
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Petroleum exports to North Korea hit rock bottom in August, UN data shows

The DPRK is totally dependent on outside fuel, but prices inside remain stable — meaning that more may be going on

Min Chao Choy October 2, 2020
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Truck tires and blood transfusers: Chinese trade to DPRK drops in August

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

Min Chao Choy September 28, 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

Russia delivers 25,000 tons of aid to North Korea in second shipment of year

The volume of aid is the same as April’s delivery, likely approved before recent typhoons hit

Min Chao Choy September 13, 2020
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North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed

Major political shifts in the DPRK leadership are derailing negotiations today

Thomas Schäfer September 10, 2020
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Accordions and fake beards: North Korean exports to China fall slightly in July

North Korea’s July exports shrunk compared to previous months, which marked a recovery after a steep COVID-19 crash

Min Chao Choy August 31, 2020
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Canned pineapple, chocolate and bus tires: July's Chinese exports to North Korea

The DPRK bought a more diverse range of items in July, meaning the country might be more confident about its food supply

Min Chao Choy August 26, 2020
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Russian exports to North Korea remain stable in June, medicine value rises

Staple items such as flour, oil, sugar and fuel decreased slightly while medicines made a big jump in volume and value

Min Chao Choy August 13, 2020
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