South Korea: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

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 South Korea

Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes

 Latest value 569,682
 Year 2020
 Measure kt
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 482,222
 Min - Max 247,676 - 630,187
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 482222 kt with a minimum of 247676 kt in 1990 and a maximum of 630187 kt in 2018. The latest value from 2020 is 569682 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.
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Recent values chart
South Korea - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South 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.

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