September 26, 2023

Trade Data

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North Korea-China trade hits four-month high as DPRK eases COVID controls
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North Korea-China trade hits four-month high as DPRK eases COVID controls

Outsourcing of wig production continues to drive exchange, while sanctioned goods appear among Chinese exports

North Korea-China trade hits four-month high as DPRK eases COVID controls
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin September 21, 2023
China continues open export of sanctioned goods to North Korea in July
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China continues open export of sanctioned goods to North Korea in July

Trade data shows China sent DPRK machinery banned under UN resolutions, while importing over $1.5M of sanctioned alloy

China continues open export of sanctioned goods to North Korea in July
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 22, 2023
North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel

North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel

Chinese trade data shows Beijing continues to outsource manufacturing to DPRK, expert says

North Korea boosts imports from China in July, exports sanctioned iron and steel
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 21, 2023
North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023

North Korea in July 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2023
Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis
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Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis

Experts say sharp uptick in first half points to growing food shortages but warn little could reach those most in need

Surge in North Korean grain imports lays bare deepening hunger crisis
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 2, 2023
North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea

North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea

Seoul estimates DPRK citizens earned average of $1.1K last year, about 30 times less than counterparts in South

North Korean economy contracts for third straight year in 2022: Bank of Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 31, 2023
Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1
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Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1

Expert says the open exchange in apparent violation of sanctions suggests Beijing views the trade as legitimate

Pump it up: North Korea imports $350K of sanctioned goods from China in H1
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 25, 2023
Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
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Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods

Trade data shows DPRK continues to manufacture hair products, while expert says corn imports help address food shortages

Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 20, 2023
North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip

Data shows exports continue to fuel pandemic rebound, while imports taper off for second straight month

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 19, 2023
Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency

Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency

Latest in series of grain shipments this year comes amid continuing reports of food shortages in DPRK

Russia delivers 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea in June: Customs agency
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 6, 2023
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