Why are salesclerks at N. Korea’s state-run shops leaving their jobs?

Salesclerks at state-run shops in North Korea have been leaving their jobs recently, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Daily NK...
Street market in Hyesan, Yanggang Province rice sellers dollar rate

N. Korea’s markets continue to see rise in food prices

Grain prices at North Korean marketplaces continue to rise. North Korean food prices are even higher than in May 2023, when cereal prices peaked...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province

N. Korean importers complain about long inspection periods

North Korean importers are complaining that inspections of goods at Hyesan's customs house are taking too long, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of...

N. Korea moves to increase public confidence in banking system

Four months have passed since North Korea launched what it calls its "20×10 regional development policy." Kim Jong Un personally unveiled the project, which...
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N. Hamgyong Province orders replacement of technical inspectors at Tumen River Station

The North Hamgyong Province Party Committee recently ordered the replacement of a large number of technical inspectors at Tumen River Station, Daily NK has...

N. Korea restarts efforts to purchase used oil tankers

North Korea has recently resumed efforts to buy used oil tankers. The Ministry of External Economic Relations, which oversees the country's trade, activities to...

North Korea’s imports of oil from China and Russia are going to military units

North Korea is increasing oil supplies to naval units based in Nampo and Nason as the nation imports massive amounts of petroleum from China...

North Korean corn prices fall after steady rise

Corn prices in North Korean markets have recently fallen after skyrocketing for some time. Moreover, with the market price of rice fluctuating from region...
Street market in Hyesan, Yanggang Province rice sellers dollar rate

N. Korea’s foreign currency exchange rates continue to rise

Foreign exchange rates continue to rise in North Korean markets. The exchange rate of the North Korean won to the US dollar has reached...
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N. Korean wholesalers demand market sellers pay in dollars, not yuan

Wholesalers in some parts of North Korea have recently been demanding that market merchants pay in dollars for items they received on credit, Daily...

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