Information related to trade data on North Korea
Expert calls strong month a positive sign for DPRK people amid reported food shortages, as trade nears pre-COVID levels
An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023
China sent large amounts of wheat and sugar in Jan. and Feb., but expert anticipates little impact on food insecurity
At latest plenum, North Korea promised bright communist future but refused to address chronic structural issues
London attributes trade spike to increase in services imports by DPRK but doesn’t provide further details
An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023
Niche products responsible for over half of exports in December, while DPRK’s imports of medicine continue to decline
Trade data names individual who received approval to export horses to North Korea last year, ahead of Nov. shipment
Strong imports in December help push quarterly trade to $370M, indicating less concern about COVID and inbound goods
An analytical look at the main developments from December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022
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