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Date : April 19, 2020
Laptop computers increased in March
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Purchases of laptop computers increased in March

North Korea has seen an increase in the sales of notebook computers following the closures of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daily NK has learned.

A Daily NK source South Pyongan Province reported on Apr. 15 that while sales of electronics at Pyongsong Market – the country’s largest wholesale market – fell from early January to February “sales began to pick up in March.”

Daily NK sources speculated that the increase in sales is due to the fact more students are using computers for education and entertainment at home and because university students are buying computers to prepare for the restart of classes.

Sales of notebook computers in North Korean began from the late 2000s in the Sino-North Korean border region and among residents of Pyongyang. ......

[Source: Daily NK]

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