South Korea: Energy imports

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 South Korea

Energy imports as percent of total energy use

 Latest value 81.45
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2015
 Average 77.59
 Min - Max 62.42 - 86.14
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1971 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 77.59 percent with a minimum of 62.42 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 86.14 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2015 is 81.45 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 34 countries is 20.74 percent. 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 - Energy imports - Recent values chart

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South Korea - Energy imports - historical chart - 1971-2015

We show the energy imports for South 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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