Sri Lanka 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%.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2019 was 6.80%, a 0.8% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2018 was 6.00%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2017 was 5.90%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2016 was 6.30%, a 0.5% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Cameroon 5.30%
Lao PDR 5.30%
Mongolia 4.30%
Morocco 4.20%
Kiribati 4.10%
Tunisia 3.00%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Ukraine 2.50%
Sri Lanka Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 6.80% 0.80%
2018 6.00% 0.10%
2017 5.90% -0.40%
2016 6.30% -0.50%
2015 6.80% -1.30%
2014 8.10% -1.10%
2013 9.20% -1.10%
2012 10.30% -0.60%
2011 10.90% -0.40%
2010 11.30% -0.10%
2009 11.40% -0.50%
2008 11.90% -0.90%
2007 12.80% -1.30%
2006 14.10% -0.60%
2005 14.70% -0.90%
2004 15.60% -0.50%
2003 16.10% -0.20%
2002 16.30% -0.60%
2001 16.90% -0.60%