Information related to trade data on North Korea
An analytical look at the main developments from December 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Expert cautions that low trade volumes can distort data, as DPRK continues to import inputs for light industry
Expert says DPRK appears to lack financing for imports, with low trade meaning even one shipment could impact numbers
Expert says investment reflects Chinese border law and desire to maintain ‘connectivity’ with DPRK, including for trade
The DPRK’s rickety power network means exporting electricity sometimes makes more sense than using it
An analytical look at the main developments from November 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from November 1 to November 30
Dandong contracts tech firms to install electrical systems in sign of continuing preparations to resume overland trade
Expert says soap and surfactants may be for sterilizing imports, as rumors swirl of a restart to overland trade
Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity
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