Sri Lanka Hunger Statistics 2001-2024

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 2020 was 3.40%, a 0.3% decline from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2019 was 3.70%, a 0.4% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2018 was 4.10%, a 0.2% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka hunger statistics for 2017 was 4.30%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Lesotho 34.70%
Republic of Congo 31.60%
Kenya 26.90%
Timor-Leste 26.20%
Papua New Guinea 21.60%
Angola 20.80%
Nicaragua 18.60%
Solomon Islands 18.10%
Cabo Verde 17.70%
Pakistan 16.90%
India 16.30%
Honduras 15.30%
Bolivia 13.90%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.50%
Djibouti 13.50%
Sudan 12.80%
Nigeria 12.70%
Vanuatu 11.90%
Bangladesh 11.40%
Eswatini 11.00%
Mauritania 10.10%
El Salvador 7.70%
Georgia 7.60%
Cameroon 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.30%
Vietnam 5.70%
Morocco 5.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 5.30%
Philippines 5.20%
Lao PDR 5.10%
Egypt 5.10%
Kiribati 4.20%
Ghana 4.10%
Mongolia 3.60%
Sri Lanka 3.40%
Myanmar 3.10%
Tunisia 3.10%
Ukraine 2.80%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Sri Lanka Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 3.40% -0.30%
2019 3.70% -0.40%
2018 4.10% -0.20%
2017 4.30% -0.40%
2016 4.70% -0.50%
2015 5.20% -0.80%
2014 6.00% -1.00%
2013 7.00% -1.10%
2012 8.10% -0.80%
2011 8.90% -0.70%
2010 9.60% -0.20%
2009 9.80% -1.00%
2008 10.80% -1.00%
2007 11.80% -1.40%
2006 13.20% -0.80%
2005 14.00% -1.00%
2004 15.00% -0.70%
2003 15.70% -0.40%
2002 16.10% -0.60%
2001 16.70% -0.60%