North Korea Hunger Statistics 2000-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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%.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2017 was 47.80%, a 1.9% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2016 was 45.90%, a 1.6% increase from 2015.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2015 was 44.30%, a 0.9% increase from 2014.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2014 was 43.40%, a 0.8% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Central African Republic 59.60%
Zimbabwe 51.30%
Haiti 49.30%
North Korea 47.80%
Madagascar 44.40%
Uganda 41.00%
Yemen 38.90%
Chad 37.50%
Liberia 37.20%
Rwanda 36.80%
Tanzania 30.70%
Afghanistan 29.80%
Guinea-Bissau 28.00%
Mozambique 27.90%
Sierra Leone 25.60%
Ethiopia 20.60%
Burkina Faso 20.00%
Malawi 17.50%
Niger 16.50%
Guinea 16.50%
Togo 16.10%
Senegal 11.30%
Gambia 10.20%
Benin 10.10%
Nepal 8.70%
Mali 6.30%
North Korea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2017 47.80% 1.90%
2016 45.90% 1.60%
2015 44.30% 0.90%
2014 43.40% 0.80%
2013 42.60% 0.50%
2012 42.10% 0.30%
2011 41.80% 0.00%
2010 41.80% 0.30%
2009 41.50% 0.70%
2008 40.80% 1.50%
2007 39.30% 2.00%
2006 37.30% 1.90%
2005 35.40% 1.30%
2004 34.10% -0.40%
2003 34.50% -1.00%
2002 35.50% -1.60%
2001 37.10% -0.40%
2000 37.50% -0.40%