January 20, 2022

Trade Data

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Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control
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Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control

Latest revisions amid pandemic lockdown also suggest efforts to diversify trade and protect domestic production

Changes to North Korea’s Foreign Trade Law point to tightening of state control
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser September 20, 2021
North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels
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North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels

Iron alloy tops North Korea's exports to China for first time this year, but unclear whether it falls under sanctions

North Korea-China trade jumps 37% in August, but still far from pre-COVID levels
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 20, 2021
A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200
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A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200

NK News journalists and contributors discuss North Korea’s nighttime military parade, cruise missile tests and more

A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot September 13, 2021
North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021

North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro September 3, 2021
North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis

North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis

Pyongyang sold $40,000 in beer to Beijing in July in first booze exports of 2021, according to Chinese trade data

North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 25, 2021
North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
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North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds

COVID-19 'significantly affected' North Korea’s ability to clandestinely export coal, import fuel products

North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 24, 2021
Tires, medicine lead North Korea’s paltry imports from China in July
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Tires, medicine lead North Korea’s paltry imports from China in July

Chinese customs data list medicine exports for the first time since last September

Tires, medicine lead North Korea’s paltry imports from China in July
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung August 23, 2021
DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off
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DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off

Overall trade volume remains a fraction of pre-pandemic levels, despite jump in exports to PRC

DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts August 19, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
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EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’

UN Panel of Experts investigates possible ‘coal for food’ program as economy, agriculture face crises in North Korea

EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 18, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2021
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