August 13, 2020

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

North Korea may have exceeded its yearly fuel cap in just one month: UN report

U.N. Panel of Experts report details a sanctions violation complaint against the DPRK submitted by 43 nations

Min Chao Choy August 5, 2020

North Korean exports to China rise in June after a steep COVID-19 crash

Reported trade rose to over $9 million, marking half of the pre-pandemic average and the best month of 2020 yet

Min Chao Choy July 30, 2020

Chinese food exports to North Korea exceed pre-COVID levels, luxury foods absent

While China increased exports to 500 items in July, no fresh fruit, meat or elite treats were among the 40 food products

Min Chao Choy July 27, 2020

UAE tobacco firm admits to violating U.S. sanctions on North Korea

U.S. Treasury accuses Essentra FZE of devising "criminal scheme" to fund cigarette tip exports to DPRK

Min Chao Choy July 16, 2020

Russia stabilizes fuel exports to North Korea after COVID-19 disruptions

Chinese fuel exports to North Korea dipped during the global pandemic, but overall fuel supply remains stable

Min Chao Choy July 14, 2020

North Korea imported more Russian horses amid new work on elite equestrian parks

30 horses sent during construction on mansion-complex's new track, harkening back to Kim's 2019 ride up "holy" mountain


Russian exports to North Korea soared in April, new data shows

In addition to 25,000 tonne food aid shipment, majority of goods related to construction, medicine

Min Chao Choy July 3, 2020

Chinese food exports to North Korea rose in May, data shows

PRC sent 73 kinds of food products over the border last month, customs figures show

Min Chao Choy June 26, 2020

China's reported oil exports to North Korea return to near-normal rates

Figures may signal a return to usual import levels following coronavirus-related dip in recent months

Min Chao Choy June 24, 2020

Brewing up a storm: how Chinese imports fuel North Korea's booming beer industry

Even amid COVID-19 trade restrictions, DPRK imports of “essential” roasted malt continue unabated

Min Chao Choy June 2, 2020
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