North 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.
  • North Korea coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 21.29%, a 2.85% decline from 2014.
  • North Korea coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 24.13%, a 3.08% increase from 2013.
  • North Korea coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 21.06%, a 5.89% decline from 2012.
  • North Korea coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 26.95%, a 1.19% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Zimbabwe 46.78%
Niger 41.62%
North Korea 21.29%
Tajikistan 1.53%
Nepal 0.00%
Yemen 0.00%
Tanzania 0.00%
Mozambique 0.00%
Haiti 0.00%
Togo 0.00%
Ethiopia 0.00%
Syrian Arab Republic 0.00%
Eritrea 0.00%
South Sudan 0.00%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 0.00%
Senegal 0.00%
Benin 0.00%
North Korea Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 21.29% -2.85%
2014 24.13% 3.08%
2013 21.06% -5.89%
2012 26.95% -1.19%
2011 28.14% -7.38%
2010 35.52% -2.50%
2009 38.01% 2.01%
2008 36.01% 1.25%
2007 34.76% -6.14%
2006 40.90% 1.86%
2005 39.04% 0.46%
2004 38.58% -0.91%
2003 39.48% -1.69%
2002 41.17% -1.34%
2001 42.51% -0.80%
2000 43.31% 4.24%
1999 39.08% 5.15%
1998 33.93% -5.28%
1997 39.21% 2.74%
1996 36.47% -0.33%
1995 36.80% -3.32%
1994 40.12% 0.43%
1993 39.69% -2.37%
1992 42.06% -0.44%
1991 42.50% 2.45%
1990 40.05% -5.76%
1989 45.82% 3.99%
1988 41.82% -1.32%
1987 43.14% -0.35%
1986 43.49% -4.45%
1985 47.94% 1.53%
1984 46.40% -3.29%
1983 49.69% 1.01%
1982 48.68% -0.08%
1981 48.76% 0.78%
1980 47.99% 2.21%
1979 45.78% 0.67%
1978 45.11% 0.04%
1977 45.07% 2.78%
1976 42.29% -1.58%
1975 43.87% 5.03%
1974 38.84% 1.84%
1973 37.00% 2.56%
1972 34.45% -1.54%
1971 35.98% -1.54%