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New corn seed slated to increase crop yields this year in North Korea

North Korea’s agricultural authorities have developed a new kind of seed suitable for cultivation at high altitudes and have provided the seeds to local...
Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch an art performance given by the wives of military officers in Pyongyang on June 2, 2019

North Koreans comment on Kim Yong Chol’s reappearance after nearly two-month-absence

Kim Yong Chol, the Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), disappeared from public view after a picture...
Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Crackdown on pork continues following ASF outbreak in North Korea

Following North Korea’s announcement of an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country, reports suggest that the disease has spread to the...

19th-century forges brought back for North Korea’s coal mines

Some mines under the management of cooperative enterprises are building forges similar to those commonly found throughout the Western world in the 19th century,...
The Pyongyang 2425, North Korea's latest smartphone model

Free data after 11 PM: North Korea’s curious mobile data plans

Daily NK’s recent analysis of North Korea’s newest smartphone, the Pyongyang 2425, suggests that five types of data plan are available in the country....

North Korea Market Prices Update: May 28, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of May 28, 2019. Data: Daily NK
Truck crosses into Dandong, China, from Sinuiju, North Korea

North Korean customs officials continue to demand bribes from traders

The continuing international sanctions on North Korea are causing difficulties for the country’s traders, who are having trouble finding items not on the sanctions...
Sakju County, North Pyongan Province

North Korean trading company operator ambivalent on humanitarian aid from South

Editor’s Note: Following a report by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stating that 40% of North...
North Korean merchants sell goods on the fringes of a market in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province in October 2018

Evidence points to stagnation in North Korea’s markets

Earnings from restaurants located near local markets in some areas of North Korea reportedly dropped in April. The decline is thought to be due...

African Swine Fever continues to afflict North Korean livestock

North Korean sources reported on May 24 that African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province. The North Korean authorities have...

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