Lao PDR 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%.
  • Lao PDR hunger statistics for 2019 was 5.30%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Lao PDR hunger statistics for 2018 was 5.40%, a 0.2% decline from 2017.
  • Lao PDR hunger statistics for 2017 was 5.60%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR hunger statistics for 2016 was 5.90%, a 0.8% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Republic of Congo 37.70%
Kenya 24.80%
Papua New Guinea 24.60%
Lesotho 23.50%
Timor-Leste 22.60%
Nicaragua 19.30%
Angola 17.30%
Solomon Islands 16.50%
Djibouti 16.20%
Cabo Verde 15.40%
India 15.30%
Nigeria 14.60%
Honduras 13.50%
Pakistan 12.90%
Bolivia 12.60%
Sudan 12.30%
Sao Tome and Principe 11.90%
Eswatini 11.60%
Bangladesh 9.70%
Philippines 9.40%
Vanuatu 9.30%
Mauritania 9.10%
Georgia 8.70%
El Salvador 8.50%
Myanmar 7.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.20%
Sri Lanka 6.80%
Vietnam 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.20%
Ghana 6.10%
Egypt 5.40%
Lao PDR 5.30%
Cameroon 5.30%
Mongolia 4.30%
Morocco 4.20%
Kiribati 4.10%
Tunisia 3.00%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Ukraine 2.50%
Lao PDR Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 5.30% -0.10%
2018 5.40% -0.20%
2017 5.60% -0.30%
2016 5.90% -0.80%
2015 6.70% -2.30%
2014 9.00% -3.20%
2013 12.20% -2.30%
2012 14.50% -1.40%
2011 15.90% -0.10%
2010 16.00% -1.70%
2009 17.70% -0.60%
2008 18.30% -1.80%
2007 20.10% -0.50%
2006 20.60% -1.80%
2005 22.40% -1.70%
2004 24.10% -2.80%
2003 26.90% -2.60%
2002 29.50% -1.70%
2001 31.20% -1.70%