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December 11, 2019

North Korea Market Prices Update: October 14, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of October 14, 2019.  Data: Daily NK
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North Koreans throw increasingly lavish wedding celebrations

With the growth of the market economy and the middle class in North Korea, wedding expenses have risen dramatically in a short period of...
Pyongyang Woman Clutchbag

Luxury bags slip by UN sanctions, adding to economic disparities

North Korea’s economy is stagnating, but the country’s elite continue to flamboyantly display their wealth and merchants selling luxury items to the elite are ceaselessly targeting...

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 30, 2019

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

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...

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 11, 2019

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

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...
Prostitution in North Korea

North Korea intensifies prostitution crackdown

Prostitution has been on the rise in tandem with increasing economic difficulties in North Korea. The government is now taking wider steps to crackdown...
N. Korea honey production

North Korea ramps up honey production

The number of beekeepers producing honey and beeswax in North Korea is being ramped up across the country, including near major cities such as...
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Foreign expert notes flaws in North Korea’s medical system

Training for mid- to high-level managers at hospitals in Ryanggang Province to discuss the region’s medical system included participation by a foreign expert, Daily...

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