October 05, 2022

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North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro January 3, 2022
Alloy used in silicon production dominates North Korean exports in November
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Alloy used in silicon production dominates North Korean exports in November

Expert cautions that low trade volumes can distort data, as DPRK continues to import inputs for light industry

Alloy used in silicon production dominates North Korean exports in November
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 20, 2021
Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data

Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data

Expert says DPRK appears to lack financing for imports, with low trade meaning even one shipment could impact numbers

Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 20, 2021
China still throwing cash at an unused bridge to North Korea

China still throwing cash at an unused bridge to North Korea

Expert says investment reflects Chinese border law and desire to maintain ‘connectivity’ with DPRK, including for trade

China still throwing cash at an unused bridge to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 13, 2021
How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade
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How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade

The DPRK’s rickety power network means exporting electricity sometimes makes more sense than using it

How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 7, 2021
North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from November 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021

North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro December 3, 2021
Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
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Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from November 1 to November 30

Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
NK Pro
NK Pro December 3, 2021
Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Dandong contracts tech firms to install electrical systems in sign of continuing preparations to resume overland trade

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 30, 2021
North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports
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North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports

Expert says soap and surfactants may be for sterilizing imports, as rumors swirl of a restart to overland trade

North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 22, 2021
After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 18, 2021
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