North Korea 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%.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2018 was 47.60%, a 0.6% increase from 2017.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2017 was 47.00%, a 1% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2016 was 46.00%, a 1.5% increase from 2015.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2015 was 44.50%, a 1.5% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Haiti 48.20%
North Korea 47.60%
Madagascar 41.70%
Chad 39.60%
Liberia 37.50%
Rwanda 35.60%
Mozambique 32.60%
Afghanistan 29.90%
Sierra Leone 26.00%
Tanzania 25.00%
Togo 20.70%
Ethiopia 19.70%
Burkina Faso 19.20%
Malawi 18.80%
Gambia 11.90%
Senegal 9.40%
Benin 7.40%
Nepal 6.10%
Mali 5.10%
North Korea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 47.60% 0.60%
2017 47.00% 1.00%
2016 46.00% 1.50%
2015 44.50% 1.50%
2014 43.00% 1.60%
2013 41.40% 0.90%
2012 40.50% 0.00%
2011 40.50% -0.20%
2010 40.70% 0.20%
2009 40.50% 0.70%
2008 39.80% 1.50%
2007 38.30% 2.10%
2006 36.20% 2.30%
2005 33.90% 1.30%
2004 32.60% 0.20%
2003 32.40% -2.50%
2002 34.90% -0.80%
2001 35.70% -0.80%