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Medicinal plants on offer at a health food store in Pyongyang

North Korea’s medicinal plant-picking season in full throttle

With the onset of summer, North Koreans in Ryanggang Province are busily collecting medicinal plants, Daily NK sources report. Ryanggang Province is a mountainous region...
Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Kim Jong Un orders “severe punishment” for those who build houses on farmland

In the midst of nationwide efforts to increase food production, the regime has announced that residents who build houses on farmland will face severe...
Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansudae Hill

Disruptors of Kim Il Sung mourning period face eviction from Pyongyang

North Korea observes a mourning period to mark the passing of Kim Il Sung each year from late June until early July. This year,...
Residents wait to see detained family members at a Ministry of State Security office in a border region of North Korea

North Korea crackdown broadens on international calls

North Korea’s security services are cracking down on international calls in the Sino-North Korean border region. It appears that most of the activity, however,...
North Korean workers returning to North Korea via the customs office in Dandong in March 2019

Managers skimming wages of North Korean workers in China

As the deadline for their return home looms, North Korean workers in China are increasingly being exploited by their North Korean managers. These worker...
North Korean merchants sell goods on the fringes of a market in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province in October 2018

Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hard

Indications continue to suggest that international sanctions on North Korea have led to stagnation of the economy throughout the country. The signs of economic...
Taedonggang Pig Farm

North Korea falters in efforts to prevent ASF spreading

African swine fever (ASF) has now spread throughout South Pyongan Province and while the North Korean authorities are trying to prevent its further spread,...
Pyongyangites with electric bikes and scooters

Young North Koreans spend big on electric bikes and smartphones

Electric bicycles and smartphones are expensive in North Korea, but high prices have not stymied the popularity of these items among the country’s youth. “These...
Cultivated land in North Korea along the border with China

North Korean army receives improved seeds to increase soybean oil yield

The North Korean authorities are prioritizing the production of soybean oil for cooking needs at military bases and have provided seeds from a new...

North Korea Market Prices Update: July 9, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 9, 2019. Data: Daily NK

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