April 13, 2024

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Maximum pressure? How UNSCR 2371 will impact North Korea’s economy
NK PRO

Maximum pressure? How UNSCR 2371 will impact North Korea’s economy

For the new measures to have serious bite, they will have to be implemented and enforced like never before

Maximum pressure? How UNSCR 2371 will impact North Korea’s economy
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado August 8, 2017
No member state purchases N. Korean coal for three months: UN
NK PRO

No member state purchases N. Korean coal for three months: UN

Despite the absence of coal revenue, North Korean imports of Chinese goods remain high

No member state purchases N. Korean coal for three months: UN
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 4, 2017
China, India and Thailand largest precious metal traders with N. Korea: UN Comtrade
NK PRO

China, India and Thailand largest precious metal traders with N. Korea: UN Comtrade

PRC's trade in precious metals amounted to a quarter of a billion dollars since 2006

China, India and Thailand largest precious metal traders with N. Korea: UN Comtrade
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 28, 2017
A “slow squeeze”: The U.S.’s next move against North Korea
NK PRO

A “slow squeeze”: The U.S.’s next move against North Korea

The executive and legislative branches are intent on communicating to the world that this is not business as usual

A “slow squeeze”: The U.S.’s next move against North Korea
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado July 27, 2017
Chinese imports of North Korean coal remain at zero in June
NK PRO

Chinese imports of North Korean coal remain at zero in June

Without revenues from coal, the DPRK's trade balance continues to push into the negative

Chinese imports of North Korean coal remain at zero in June
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 27, 2017
Despite suspension reports, N. Korean gasoline imports increase in June
NK PRO

Despite suspension reports, N. Korean gasoline imports increase in June

North Korean tanker fleet went quiet later in the month

Despite suspension reports, N. Korean gasoline imports increase in June
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 26, 2017
North Korea imported record numbers of laptops, tablets in 2016
NK PRO

North Korea imported record numbers of laptops, tablets in 2016

Imports of foreign made desktop computers, however, continued to dwindle

North Korea imported record numbers of laptops, tablets in 2016
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 21, 2017
North Korea imports of Chinese cell phones jump in 2017
NK PRO

North Korea imports of Chinese cell phones jump in 2017

May imports were highest since December 2014, Chinese customs figures show

North Korea imports of Chinese cell phones jump in 2017
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 11, 2017
N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data
NK PRO

N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data

Other designated minerals and metals taper off, however

N. Korean iron exports for first five months of 2017 exceed whole of 2016: data
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne July 3, 2017
Chinese oil to North Korea falls again in May
NK PRO

Chinese oil to North Korea falls again in May

But continuing shipments not indicative of a supply prohibition

Chinese oil to North Korea falls again in May
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne June 27, 2017
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