North Korea: Access to electricity

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 North Korea

Access to electricity, percent of the population

 Latest value 52.63
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2009 - 2021
 Average 39.84
 Min - Max 26.00 - 52.63
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 2009 to 2021. The average value for North Korea during that period was 39.84 percent with a minimum of 26 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 52.63 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 52.63 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 196 countries is 86.41 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
North Korea - Access to electricity - Recent values chart

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North Korea - Access to electricity - historical chart - 2009-2021




Definition: Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gasoline prices 0.58 2016 dollars
 Diesel prices 0.73 2016 dollars
 Energy use per capita 474.05 2014 kilograms of oil equivalent
 Share of clean energy 12.70 2020 percent
 Electricity from renewable sources, kWh 0.00 2015 million kWh
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 52,437 2020 kt
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita 2.03 2020 metric tons
 Greenhouse gas emissions 76,080 2020 kt of CO2 equivalent
 Energy imports -74.75 2014 percent
 Access to electricity 52.63 2021 percent
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