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November 21, 2019

Jangmadang

"Jangmadang" literally refers to North Korea's local markets, which began proliferating in the country during and after the Arduous March in the mid-1990s. Originally considered "black markets," jangmadang are now state-sanctioned and have become a key part of North Korean life. Many ordinary North Koreans rely on these markets to purchase daily necessities, including food. Articles in Daily NK's Jangmadang section strive to provide an in-depth look into what life is like for the around 25 million North Koreans living in the country. Using sources inside North Korea, Daily NK also collects market prices of key commodities including rice and gasoline and posts them in this section.

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 11, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of September 11, 2019.  Data: Daily NK

Gold mining entices prospectors near state-run Taebong Mine 

UMG: I’m here today with Daily NK’s Kang Mi Jin to talk about North Korea’s market trends. Today were going to talk about gold,...

North Korea Market Prices Update: August 20, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of August 20, 2019. Data: Daily NK
Cultivated land in North Korea along the border with China

North Korea posts good harvest of white apricots

Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s time to talk about market trends in North Korea with Daily NK’s reporter Mi Jin Kang. One of North...

North Korea Market Prices Update: August 6, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of August 6, 2019. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices Update: July 23, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 23, 2019. Data: Daily NK    

North Korea Market Prices Update: July 9, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 9, 2019. Data: Daily NK
Portable gas range in kitchen in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province (left); electric rice/pressure cooker (right

Gas gains energy market share in North Korean households

Unification Media Group (UMG): Today, we will discuss the latest trends in North Korea’s markets with Daily NK reporter Kang Mi Jin. Using gas...

North Korea Market Prices Update: June 25, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of June 25, 2019. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices Update: June 11, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of June 11, 2019. Data: Daily NK

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