North Korea 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%.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2019 was 42.40%, a 0.2% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2018 was 42.60%, a 0.3% decline from 2017.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2017 was 42.90%, a 1.7% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2016 was 41.20%, a 0.9% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Somalia 59.50%
Central African Republic 48.20%
Haiti 46.80%
Yemen 45.40%
Madagascar 43.20%
North Korea 42.40%
Democratic Republic of Congo 41.70%
Liberia 38.90%
Rwanda 35.20%
Chad 31.70%
Mozambique 31.20%
Sierra Leone 26.20%
Afghanistan 25.60%
Tanzania 25.10%
Togo 20.40%
Malawi 17.30%
Ethiopia 16.20%
Burkina Faso 14.40%
Gambia 13.60%
Mali 10.40%
Benin 7.60%
Senegal 7.50%
Nepal 4.80%
North Korea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 42.40% -0.20%
2018 42.60% -0.30%
2017 42.90% 1.70%
2016 41.20% 0.90%
2015 40.30% -0.30%
2014 40.60% -0.50%
2013 41.10% -1.60%
2012 42.70% -0.30%
2011 43.00% 0.40%
2010 42.60% 1.20%
2009 41.40% 1.70%
2008 39.70% 1.50%
2007 38.20% 2.10%
2006 36.10% 2.30%
2005 33.80% 1.20%
2004 32.60% 0.30%
2003 32.30% -2.50%
2002 34.80% -0.90%
2001 35.70% -0.90%