February 25, 2024

Trade Data

Information related to trade data on North Korea

North Korea-China trade slumps in October but remains far above pandemic lows

North Korea-China trade slumps in October but remains far above pandemic lows

Chinese data shows slight decline in exports and imports, while Russia-DPRK trade reportedly sits at just $28M for year

North Korea-China trade slumps in October but remains far above pandemic lows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 20, 2023
North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
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North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report

Member state tells Panel of Experts that DPRK illegally exported 800K tons of coal in Q1, a fourfold increase from 2022

North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 6, 2023
North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2023
Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data

Official statistics show 370 DPRK citizens entered country, an increase one expert tied to growing bilateral cooperation

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Ifang Bremer October 27, 2023
Imports of food and hair for wigs drive 4-year high in North Korea-China trade
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Imports of food and hair for wigs drive 4-year high in North Korea-China trade

Surge in wheat purchases points to effort to diversify diets, while imports of sanctioned goods increase 19-fold

Imports of food and hair for wigs drive 4-year high in North Korea-China trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 20, 2023
North Korea’s trade with China hits nearly four-year high on hike in imports

North Korea’s trade with China hits nearly four-year high on hike in imports

Value of imports increases for fourth month in a row as DPRK continues to relax pandemic border restrictions

North Korea’s trade with China hits nearly four-year high on hike in imports
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 19, 2023
North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023

North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 2, 2023
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
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