August 10, 2022

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

North Korea-China trade plunges in May as DPRK battles COVID outbreak
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North Korea-China trade plunges in May as DPRK battles COVID outbreak

Zero official imports of medications, masks and ventilators suggests Beijing is providing aid for free, expert says

North Korea-China trade plunges in May as DPRK battles COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 20, 2022
North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022

North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro June 3, 2022
North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts

North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts

Chinese trade data shows DPRK imported millions of masks and 1,000 ventilators in April, but no COVID vaccines

North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 30, 2022
North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 20, 2022
North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow

North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow

The rapid spread of omicron in the country threatens to upend increasing bilateral trade

North Korean imports hit COVID-era high, but reversal could be soon to follow
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 18, 2022
China-North Korea trade fair much smaller than past years amid virus concerns

China-North Korea trade fair much smaller than past years amid virus concerns

North Korean companies promote yogurt, cigarettes and beer in first trade show since 2019

China-North Korea trade fair much smaller than past years amid virus concerns
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 6, 2022
China broadens lockdowns in Dandong, hub city for trade with North Korea

China broadens lockdowns in Dandong, hub city for trade with North Korea

Restrictions come days after China and DPRK halted overland trade, with no timetable to resume

China broadens lockdowns in Dandong, hub city for trade with North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 6, 2022
North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022

North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2022
North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns

North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns

Reversal comes just months after China and North Korea agreed to restart rail freight to bolster bilateral trade

North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 30, 2022
North Korea’s on-year fertilizer imports see major dip ahead of planting season
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North Korea’s on-year fertilizer imports see major dip ahead of planting season

State media recently called on people to make fertilizer ‘by their own strength,’ an apparent euphemism for human waste

North Korea’s on-year fertilizer imports see major dip ahead of planting season
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 20, 2022
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