Economy & Market
North Korean traders importing increased volumes of cement from China
North Korea: Traders are importing more cement from China to meet demand for rebuilding following floods in North Hamgyong. The government has warned traders that future tenders will rely on how much cement they are currently providing for reconstruction work, according to DailyNK. A source quoted by the media source said that imports are favoured over local cement due to quality differences. The trading companies reportedly buy the cement in China and then donate it for free towards the restoration drive.