South Korea Coal Usage/Consumption 1971-2021

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • South Korea coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 43.08%, a 0.67% increase from 2014.
  • South Korea coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 42.41%, a 0.98% increase from 2013.
  • South Korea coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 41.43%, a 3.65% decline from 2012.
  • South Korea coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 45.08%, a 1.91% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Poland 80.91%
Hong Kong 65.44%
Australia 62.87%
Czech Republic 53.06%
Israel 45.40%
Germany 44.26%
South Korea 43.08%
Greece 42.66%
Netherlands 38.65%
Chile 37.14%
United States 34.23%
Japan 33.15%
Slovenia 29.59%
Portugal 28.72%
Denmark 24.54%
United Kingdom 22.81%
Croatia 20.56%
Hungary 19.47%
Spain 18.96%
Ireland 17.35%
Italy 16.12%
Slovak Republic 12.51%
Canada 9.84%
Finland 8.30%
Austria 8.23%
Panama 6.92%
Belgium 6.11%
Estonia 5.33%
New Zealand 4.25%
France 2.16%
Argentina 2.03%
Singapore 1.20%
Sweden 0.67%
Norway 0.10%
Lithuania 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Uruguay 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.00%
South Korea Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 43.08% 0.67%
2014 42.41% 0.98%
2013 41.43% -3.65%
2012 45.08% 1.91%
2011 43.17% -0.97%
2010 44.15% -2.10%
2009 46.24% 3.05%
2008 43.20% 3.12%
2007 40.08% 2.07%
2006 38.01% -0.35%
2005 38.36% -0.44%
2004 38.80% -0.31%
2003 39.11% -1.47%
2002 40.58% 0.65%
2001 39.93% 1.32%
2000 38.61% 2.73%
1999 35.88% -1.29%
1998 37.17% 5.98%
1997 31.20% 2.87%
1996 28.33% 1.11%
1995 27.22% 1.29%
1994 25.94% 4.06%
1993 21.88% 7.99%
1992 13.89% -0.54%
1991 14.43% -2.33%
1990 16.76% -2.11%
1989 18.87% -3.26%
1988 22.12% 2.10%
1987 20.02% -7.24%
1986 27.26% -3.14%
1985 30.41% 5.54%
1984 24.87% 16.09%
1983 8.78% 2.72%
1982 6.06% -0.24%
1981 6.29% -0.37%
1980 6.66% 3.15%
1979 3.52% 0.57%
1978 2.95% -2.28%
1977 5.23% -1.15%
1976 6.38% -0.14%
1975 6.52% 2.11%
1974 4.41% -4.63%
1973 9.05% 2.19%
1972 6.86% -0.01%
1971 6.87% -0.01%