Papua New Guinea 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%.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2019 was 24.60%, a 0.3% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2018 was 24.90%, a 0.2% decline from 2017.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2017 was 25.10%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Papua New Guinea hunger statistics for 2016 was 25.20%, a 0.2% increase 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%
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%
Papua New Guinea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 24.60% -0.30%
2018 24.90% -0.20%
2017 25.10% -0.10%
2016 25.20% 0.20%
2015 25.00% 1.20%
2014 23.80% 1.00%
2013 22.80% 1.50%
2012 21.30% 0.20%
2011 21.10% -1.60%
2010 22.70% -2.00%
2009 24.70% -2.30%
2008 27.00% 0.40%
2007 26.60% -0.70%
2006 27.30% -0.10%
2005 27.40% -1.20%
2004 28.60% 0.90%
2003 27.70% 0.70%
2002 27.00% 0.70%
2001 26.30% 0.70%