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N. Korea uses market forces to avoid face mask scarcity

North Korea suffered a brief shortage of face masks in early February but rebounded quickly to provide an abundant supply of masks, Daily NK...

North Korea Market Prices Update: February 27, 2020

All prices shown in KPW and current as of February 27, 2020. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices Update: Feb. 18, 2020

All prices shown in KPW and current as of February 18, 2020. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices Update: February 11, 2020

All prices shown in KPW and current as of February 11, 2020. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices: February 6, 2020

All prices are in KPW and current as of February 6, 2020. Data: Daily NK

North Korea Market Prices Update: January 27, 2020

All prices are in KPW and current as of January 27, 2020. Data: Daily NK

N. Korean factories still suffering from low production

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized increased productivity and a “frontal breakthrough” for the economy during the year-end plenary meeting of the Central...

S. Pyongan Province slaps fines on “illegal” small businesses

North Korean authorities in South Pyongan Province have recently begun levying fines on small businesses that they claim have not registered with the government,...

North Korea Market Prices Update: December 22, 2019

All prices are in KPW and current as of December 22, 2019. Data: Daily NK

Probing the effects of North Korea’s skyrocketing market fees

A recent hike in taxes at certain general markets in North Korea has brought grief to some North Koreans. According to sources in South...

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