South Korea Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2022

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
  • South Korea greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2018 was 718,880.00, a 1.2% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 710,340.00, a 1.92% increase from 2016.
  • South Korea greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 696,930.00, a 1.62% increase from 2015.
  • South Korea greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2015 was 685,800.00, a 3.24% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
United States 6,023,620.00
Japan 1,186,770.00
Germany 806,090.00
Canada 724,930.00
South Korea 718,880.00
Saudi Arabia 638,120.00
Australia 615,380.00
United Kingdom 452,080.00
France 423,350.00
Italy 399,600.00
Poland 389,650.00
Argentina 365,650.00
Spain 326,940.00
UAE 263,240.00
Netherlands 178,640.00
Czech Republic 122,840.00
Kuwait 112,970.00
Chile 109,590.00
Belgium 108,750.00
Qatar 99,830.00
Israel 87,830.00
Greece 84,750.00
Oman 82,300.00
New Zealand 81,330.00
Austria 74,980.00
Portugal 66,820.00
Singapore 66,640.00
Ireland 65,090.00
Hungary 60,920.00
Finland 54,490.00
Bahrain 48,950.00
Norway 47,340.00
Sweden 46,350.00
Switzerland 46,020.00
Denmark 45,870.00
Slovak Republic 39,930.00
Uruguay 36,160.00
Trinidad and Tobago 22,900.00
Croatia 22,550.00
Lithuania 18,840.00
Estonia 18,610.00
Panama 18,010.00
Slovenia 17,170.00
Brunei 16,620.00
Latvia 11,660.00
Luxembourg 10,220.00
Cyprus 8,600.00
Barbados 3,790.00
Iceland 3,440.00
Bahamas 2,640.00
Malta 2,040.00
Antigua and Barbuda 1,210.00
Seychelles 780.00
Andorra 590.00
St. Kitts and Nevis 370.00
Palau 320.00
Liechtenstein 180.00
South Korea Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2018 718,880.00 1.20%
2017 710,340.00 1.92%
2016 696,930.00 1.62%
2015 685,800.00 3.24%
2014 664,250.00 -1.59%
2013 675,000.00 -0.04%
2012 675,290.00 0.67%
2011 670,790.00 3.77%
2010 646,420.00 8.90%
2009 593,600.00 2.35%
2008 579,950.00 2.49%
2007 565,860.00 1.58%
2006 557,070.00 1.51%
2005 548,760.00 -0.83%
2004 553,340.00 4.55%
2003 529,250.00 1.51%
2002 521,370.00 -1.36%
2001 528,550.00 3.27%
2000 511,790.00 12.67%
1999 454,250.00 9.09%
1998 416,390.00 -13.47%
1997 481,200.00 5.67%
1996 455,360.00 6.54%
1995 427,420.00 8.20%
1994 395,040.00 7.51%
1993 367,440.00 9.17%
1992 336,580.00 7.87%
1991 312,020.00 8.84%
1990 286,680.00 6.13%
1989 270,117.80 4.54%
1988 258,382.67 14.41%
1987 225,840.18 0.69%
1986 224,294.64 4.28%
1985 215,092.05 3.33%
1984 208,165.76 8.00%
1983 192,747.73 6.63%
1982 180,766.92 -0.45%
1981 181,587.53 3.63%
1980 175,229.77 1.56%
1979 172,533.28 10.62%
1978 155,967.54 7.63%
1977 144,910.92 11.29%
1976 130,213.92 7.65%
1975 120,964.24 7.14%
1974 112,906.55 5.51%
1973 107,014.04 17.16%
1972 91,340.25 2.34%
1971 89,248.78 0.69%
1970 88,641.35 0.69%