North Korea: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 North Korea

Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes

 Latest value 52,437
 Year 2020
 Measure kt
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 64,968
 Min - Max 25,102 - 119,308
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1990 to 2020. The average value for North Korea during that period was 64968 kt with a minimum of 25102 kt in 2015 and a maximum of 119308 kt in 1990. The latest value from 2020 is 52437 kt. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185 countries is 174561 kt. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Recent values chart
North Korea - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - Recent values chart

Historical chart
North Korea - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - historical chart - 1990-2020

Definition: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

Selected articles from our guide:

What factors determine the exchange rates

International lending and sovereign debt

Are trade deficits bad for the economy?

The unholy trinity of international finance

Most commonly used measures of corruption

All articles

 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
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here