Papua New Guinea Hunger Statistics 2001-2024

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%.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2020 was 21.60%, a 0.3% decline from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2019 was 21.90%, a 0.7% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2018 was 22.60%, a 0.5% decline from 2017.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2017 was 23.10%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Lesotho 34.70%
Republic of Congo 31.60%
Kenya 26.90%
Timor-Leste 26.20%
Papua New Guinea 21.60%
Angola 20.80%
Nicaragua 18.60%
Solomon Islands 18.10%
Cabo Verde 17.70%
Pakistan 16.90%
India 16.30%
Honduras 15.30%
Bolivia 13.90%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.50%
Djibouti 13.50%
Sudan 12.80%
Nigeria 12.70%
Vanuatu 11.90%
Bangladesh 11.40%
Eswatini 11.00%
Mauritania 10.10%
El Salvador 7.70%
Georgia 7.60%
Cameroon 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.30%
Vietnam 5.70%
Morocco 5.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 5.30%
Philippines 5.20%
Lao PDR 5.10%
Egypt 5.10%
Kiribati 4.20%
Ghana 4.10%
Mongolia 3.60%
Sri Lanka 3.40%
Myanmar 3.10%
Tunisia 3.10%
Ukraine 2.80%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Papua New Guinea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 21.60% -0.30%
2019 21.90% -0.70%
2018 22.60% -0.50%
2017 23.10% -0.10%
2016 23.20% 0.20%
2015 23.00% -0.10%
2014 23.10% -0.20%
2013 23.30% -0.70%
2012 24.00% -1.00%
2011 25.00% -1.20%
2010 26.20% -0.40%
2009 26.60% -0.40%
2008 27.00% 0.40%
2007 26.60% -0.70%
2006 27.30% -0.10%
2005 27.40% -1.20%
2004 28.60% 0.90%
2003 27.70% 0.70%
2002 27.00% 0.70%
2001 26.30% 0.70%