From Rice Cookers to Robots: Shopping for the Latest Gadgets in North Korea

North Korea’s 2014 Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair doubled in size compared to last year. Despite recent sanctions, many luxury items were available to consumers. Several of these products appeared to be from overseas, such as flat screen TVs, laptops and robot vacuum cleaners. Accordingly, accepted currencies included the Chinese Yuan, Euro, and US dollar. Foreign economists deem this increasing interest in trade fairs a reflection of the quality development of new products and potential economic growth. Read more: