Chongjin is one of the DPRK’s important steel and fiber industry
centers. It has a shipyard, locomotive plant, and a rubber factory.
Near the port area are the Chongjin Steel Co.,Chemical Textile Co., May 10
Coal Mine Machinery Factory, and Kimchaek Iron & Steel (which was
called Nippon Steel during the Japanese occupation); however
industrial activities in the city have been severely handicapped due to a lack