North Korea: Energy imports

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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North Korea: Energy imports as percent of total energy use

: For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1971 to 2014. The average value for North Korea during that period was 0.27 percent with a minimum of -88.42 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 12.97 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2014 is -74.75 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 134 countries is -15.36 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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We show the energy imports for North Korea and other countries. The measure equals the total energy used in the country minus its production of energy. A negative sign means that the country uses less energy than it produces, i.e. it is a net exporter of energy. A positive sign means that it is a net importer. The numbers are percent of the energy used.

Definition: Net energy imports are estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
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