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June 17, 2019

North Korean residents suffering under severe drought

Parts of North Korea are suffering from a severe drought. In some regions, drinking water is selling rapidly, as even underground water sources have...

Savvy North Korean consumers time their produce purchases

It’s important to drink enough fluids these days, and temperatures are soaring in South Korea. While water and other beverages are handy, purchasing seasonal...

North Korean-made school supplies push Chinese products out of the markets

A drinks stand in Pyongyang. Image: Daily NK sourceUnification Media Group (UMG): It’s time for a weekly recap of North Korea market news with...

North Korea Market Prices Update: January 8, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of January 8, 2019. Data: Daily NK

Markets abuzz amid New Year’s festivities

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Merchants trying to keep shops open despite forced mobilization and mandatory lectures

Unification Media Group (UMG): Today we are joined once again by special correspondent Kang Mi Jin for the latest look inside local news and...

Donju jump bureaucratic hoops to expand taxi services

This is “NK Market Trends,” bringing you weekly updates on the North Korean economy. This week we sat down with reporter Seol Song Ah to discuss...

Even North Korea’s state stores sell banned South Korean clothing

As the warmer weather sweeps across the peninsula, summer clothes are becoming a hot item in the marketplace. For people in both North and...

Vegetable prices rise: ripple effect of sanctions

Vegetable prices are continuing to rise during North Korea’s so-called “farm hardship period,” causing difficulties for ordinary residents struggling to put food on the...

Pork processing market skyrockets in Pyongyang

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