Latin America & Caribbean Hunger Statistics 2001-2021

Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 may signify a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.
  • Latin America & Caribbean hunger statistics for 2018 was 7.43%, a 0.24% increase from 2017.
  • Latin America & Caribbean hunger statistics for 2017 was 7.19%, a 0.35% increase from 2016.
  • Latin America & Caribbean hunger statistics for 2016 was 6.85%, a 0.4% increase from 2015.
  • Latin America & Caribbean hunger statistics for 2015 was 6.45%, a 0.29% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Sub-Saharan Africa 17.53%
South Asia 13.84%
World 8.90%
Latin America & Caribbean 7.43%
East Asia & Pacific 5.10%
OECD members 3.07%
Euro Area 2.57%
European Union 2.56%
North America 2.50%
Latin America & Caribbean Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 7.43% 0.24%
2017 7.19% 0.35%
2016 6.85% 0.40%
2015 6.45% 0.29%
2014 6.16% 0.02%
2013 6.14% -0.21%
2012 6.35% -0.24%
2011 6.59% -0.28%
2010 6.87% -0.19%
2009 7.06% -0.12%
2008 7.18% -0.23%
2007 7.41% -0.55%
2006 7.96% -0.65%
2005 8.61% -0.55%
2004 9.16% -0.67%
2003 9.83% -0.37%
2002 10.20% -0.47%
2001 10.67% -0.47%