South Africa Hunger Statistics 2000-2020

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%.
  • South Africa hunger statistics for 2017 was 6.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa hunger statistics for 2016 was 6.10%, a 0.4% increase from 2015.
  • South Africa hunger statistics for 2015 was 5.70%, a 0.5% increase from 2014.
  • South Africa hunger statistics for 2014 was 5.20%, a 0.4% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Iraq 29.00%
Namibia 27.30%
Botswana 26.40%
Venezuela 21.20%
Guatemala 15.20%
Jordan 12.20%
Lebanon 11.00%
Paraguay 10.70%
Gabon 10.50%
Maldives 10.30%
Peru 9.70%
Dominican Republic 9.50%
China 8.60%
Suriname 8.50%
Guyana 8.10%
Jamaica 8.00%
Ecuador 7.90%
Thailand 7.80%
Belize 7.50%
Mauritius 6.50%
Albania 6.20%
South Africa 6.20%
Dominica 6.20%
Serbia 5.70%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 5.70%
Turkmenistan 5.40%
Iran 4.90%
Costa Rica 4.80%
Colombia 4.80%
Armenia 4.30%
Algeria 3.90%
Fiji 3.70%
Mexico 3.60%
Bulgaria 3.60%
North Macedonia 3.20%
Samoa 2.70%
Malaysia 2.50%
Brazil 2.50%
Montenegro 2.50%
Belarus 2.50%
Russia 2.50%
Bosnia 2.50%
Cuba 2.50%
Romania 2.50%
Azerbaijan 2.50%
Turkey 2.50%
Kazakhstan 2.50%
South Africa Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2017 6.20% 0.10%
2016 6.10% 0.40%
2015 5.70% 0.50%
2014 5.20% 0.40%
2013 4.80% 0.30%
2012 4.50% 0.10%
2011 4.40% 0.00%
2010 4.40% -0.10%
2009 4.50% -0.10%
2008 4.60% 0.00%
2007 4.60% 0.10%
2006 4.50% 0.10%
2005 4.40% 0.10%
2004 4.30% -0.10%
2003 4.40% -0.20%
2002 4.60% -0.10%
2001 4.70% -0.30%
2000 5.00% -0.30%