January 20, 2021

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

Trade between China and North Korea plummeted by 81% in 2020

Total official trade in 2020 fell significantly, but Chinese exports modestly rose at the end of the year

Min Chao Choy January 19, 2021

Pacemakers and prosthetics: Russia exports only medical ware to DPRK in November

Data suggests that value of Russian-DPRK trade has fallen to miniscule, record-breaking levels amid second lockdown

Min Chao Choy January 14, 2021

China-DPRK trade was on the rise, but plunged in 2020 over COVID-19

North Korea leaned into unsustainable trade deficits with China, and then COVID-19 disrupted it all

Min Chao Choy January 5, 2021

‘Lips and teeth’: The rise of DPRK-China relations – NKNews Podcast Ep. 164

NK News's Chad O'Carroll, Colin Zwirko and Min Chao Choy discuss what growing Pyongyang-Beijing ties could bring in 2021

NK News January 5, 2021

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

NK Pro January 1, 2021

DPRK-China trade continues to sputter, making hydropower and soap stand out

New, official Chinese trade data shows that Pyongyang made at least $1 million from electricity exports for November

Min Chao Choy December 28, 2020

North Korea’s trade with China free falls in November, reaching new record lows

Chinese exports to the DPRK fell 41% from October, with potentially disastrous consequences for North Korea's economy

Min Chao Choy December 24, 2020

North Korean trade with Russia recently crashed, making economic woes even worse

North Korea imported just $5,500 worth of food and $243,500 worth of medicine from Russia in lowest-value month of 2020

Min Chao Choy December 11, 2020

North Korea in Nov. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Nov. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2020

NK Pro December 3, 2020

COVID-19 impacting North Korea-China trade more than 2017 sanctions, report says

Total trade with China from January to September fell 73% compared to same 2019 period, according to KITA

Min Chao Choy November 27, 2020
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