South Korea: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita
(measure: metric tons; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Carbon dioxide emissions per capita
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2016. The average value for South Korea during that period was 5.84 metric tons with a minimum of 0.5 metric tons in 1960 and a maximum of 12.11 metric tons in 2016.
The latest value from 2016 is 12.11 metric tons. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 191
countries is 4.63 metric tons.
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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.