South Korea: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita
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Carbon dioxide emissions per capita
The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 9.92 metric tons with a minimum of 5.78 metric tons in 1990 and a maximum of 12.23 metric tons in 2018.
The latest value from 2019 is 11.8 metric tons. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 186
countries is 4.17 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.