North Korea 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%.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2020 was 41.60%, a 1.4% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea hunger statistics for 2019 was 43.00%, a 0.4% increase 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Somalia 53.10%
Central African Republic 52.20%
Madagascar 48.50%
Haiti 47.20%
North Korea 41.60%
Yemen 41.40%
Democratic Republic of Congo 39.80%
Liberia 38.30%
Rwanda 35.80%
Mozambique 32.70%
Chad 32.70%
Afghanistan 29.80%
Sierra Leone 27.40%
Ethiopia 24.90%
Tanzania 22.60%
Gambia 21.60%
Togo 18.80%
Burkina Faso 18.00%
Malawi 17.80%
Mali 9.80%
Senegal 7.50%
Benin 7.40%
Nepal 5.50%
North Korea Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 41.60% -1.40%
2019 43.00% 0.40%
2018 42.60% -0.30%
2017 42.90% 1.70%
2016 41.20% 0.90%
2015 40.30% 0.70%
2014 39.60% 1.00%
2013 38.60% 0.00%
2012 38.60% 0.40%
2011 38.20% -0.90%
2010 39.10% -0.50%
2009 39.60% -0.10%
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%