World Hunger Statistics 2001-2022

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%.
  • World hunger statistics for 2019 was 8.90%, a 0.6% increase from 2018.
  • World hunger statistics for 2018 was 8.30%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • World hunger statistics for 2017 was 8.20%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • World hunger statistics for 2016 was 8.30%, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Sub-Saharan Africa 20.34%
South Asia 14.47%
World 8.90%
Latin America & Caribbean 7.72%
East Asia & Pacific 4.33%
OECD members 3.19%
European Union 2.53%
Euro Area 2.52%
North America 2.50%
World Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 8.90% 0.60%
2018 8.30% 0.10%
2017 8.20% -0.10%
2016 8.30% 0.00%
2015 8.30% -0.20%
2014 8.50% -0.20%
2013 8.70% -0.20%
2012 8.90% -0.10%
2011 9.00% -0.40%
2010 9.40% -0.30%
2009 9.70% -0.50%
2008 10.20% -0.50%
2007 10.70% -0.80%
2006 11.50% -0.80%
2005 12.30% -0.50%
2004 12.80% -0.30%
2003 13.10% -0.10%
2002 13.20% 0.00%
2001 13.20% 0.00%