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North Korea Market Prices Update: November 1, 2019

All prices are in KPW and current as of November 1, 2019. Data: Daily NK

Pre-made kimchi is replacing home-made kimchi in North Korea

The spread of pre-made kimchi at local markets has led some North Korean families to make less kimchi than normal this year, Daily NK...

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 30, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of September 30, 2019.  Data: Daily NK

Lucrative salaries for North Korea’s delivery drivers

Delivery service companies funded with capital from North Korea’s nouveau riche are thriving in the country’s major cities, Daily NK has learned.  “More and more...

North Koreans still in the dark about ASF

As more signs continue to appear that the entire swine population in North Korea has become infected with African Swine Fever (ASF), North Korean...

North Korea loosens rules on motorcycle ownership registration

The Ministry of People’s Safety (MPS) recently began permitting North Koreans to register ownership of motorcycles under their own names, Daily NK has learned.  While...

Plant and fruit-based alcohol gain popularity

North Korean food and beverage factories have ramped up production of alcoholic beverages using medicinal plants and fruits, Daily NK has learned.  “There’s a wider...

South Korean medical devices favored over the competition

North Koreans are increasingly purchasing South Korean-made household medical devices, despite the fact they can cost up to 10 times more than Chinese-made devices,...

Facing food shortages, North Korea taps rice reserves

Significant quantities of military rice reserves at a storage facility in Daeosichon, Ryanggang Province, are being trucked out and may be heading to the...

Pyongyang factories encourage workplace exemption program

Managers of some Pyongyang-based factories are encouraging their workers to take part in a popular workplace exemption program referred to colloquially as “8.3 Earnings,”...

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