July 10, 2020

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

NK PRO

Millions of dollars' worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea

Data could reveal "serious loophole" in the global sanctions regime, official previously told NK Pro

Jacob Fromer May 12, 2020
NK PRO

Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests

Figures could represent what may be a significant and previously-unreported loophole in global sanctions regime

Jacob Fromer May 11, 2020
NK PRO

MSG nation: monosodium glutamate remains an "essential" good in North Korea

Monosodium glutamate consumption is historically ubiquitous and remains a top imported product

Min Chao Choy May 7, 2020
NK PRO

What Chinese trade data reveals about North Korean smoking habits

Tobacco exports are on-par with essential goods, with the average smoker getting through eight cigarettes a day

Min Chao Choy May 1, 2020

U.S. "closely" watching North Korea for famine, COVID-19: Pompeo

Secretary of State's comments come amid DPRK claims of no coronavirus cases, UN warnings of food insecurity in the North

Jacob Fromer April 29, 2020
NK PRO

China reports minuscule levels of food exports to North Korea in March

New customs data follows reports of panic buying in Pyongyang supermarkets

Jacob Fromer April 29, 2020

KP or KR? Typos land countries in hot water for breaching North Korea sanctions

Some countries suspected of violating DPRK trade sanctions may simply have listed wrong Korea in their customs data

Jacob Fromer April 28, 2020
NK PRO

Russia's reported oil exports to North Korea grew 42% in February: data

UN data suggest refined petroleum shipments continued to DPRK in February despite border shutdown

Jacob Fromer April 25, 2020
NK PRO

China's reported oil exports to North Korea plunge in early 2020: data

Just 11.91 tons of refined petroleum reported in March; lowest ever recorded since UN oil sanctions took effect in 2017

Jacob Fromer April 20, 2020

Italian companies had roles in finishing and shipping Kim Jong Un’s limousines

An “Italian client” and two local companies played role in delivering armored luxury cars to the DPRK, UN says

Giulia Pompili | Min Chao Choy April 17, 2020
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