Tag Archives: food imports

Price instability in Hyesan

Rice & Iron team has been interested in the city of Hyesan for a long time. While rice prices in this border city are often higher than those in Pyongyang and Sinuiju, Hyesan has traditionally enjoyed lower price volatility relative … Continue reading

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Monetary stability and food security

Three North Korean cities are weathering the test of the lean season. According to Daily NK, rice prices in Pyongyang, Sinuiju, and Hyesan have remained below 4000 KPW/kg in the second week of May, falling slightly below what they had … Continue reading

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Moving towards Slow Recovery?

In May 2012, the UN published an overview of needs and assistance for the DPRK. In the report, the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) …estimated in October 2011 the total cereal import requirement in 2011/12 at 739,000 … Continue reading

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