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Russia ships 30 horses to North Korea in first bilateral rail trade in years

Russia ships 30 horses to North Korea in first bilateral rail trade in years

Two countries had suspended overland trade since March 2020, when Russia also sent purebred horses loved by DPRK elite

Russia ships 30 horses to North Korea in first bilateral rail trade in years
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 2, 2022
Tobacco imports drive North Korea’s biggest trading month with China in years
NK PRO

Tobacco imports drive North Korea’s biggest trading month with China in years

DPRK prioritizes cigarettes over medicine and food in September, while buying more face masks than during COVID outbreak

Tobacco imports drive North Korea’s biggest trading month with China in years
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 25, 2022
Chinese exports to North Korea hit high water mark for pandemic trade: Data

Chinese exports to North Korea hit high water mark for pandemic trade: Data

DPRK imports over $90 million worth of goods from benefactor in September as trade recovers following COVID outbreak

Chinese exports to North Korea hit high water mark for pandemic trade: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 24, 2022
Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of the Panel of Experts’ findings on fuel smuggling, novel cybercrimes and more

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 10, 2022
North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 4, 2022
North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten
NK PRO

North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten

Expert calls August trade figures a ‘promising sign’ for Pyongyang as country rebounds from mass COVID outbreak

North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 20, 2022
North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover

North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover

Despite jump, expert says figures remain far enough below pre-pandemic levels that single shipment can sway totals

North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 19, 2022
North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

DPRK has been filling ballasts with oil instead of water in likely dangerous tactic, member state tells Panel of Experts

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 14, 2022
North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from August 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022

North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro September 2, 2022
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