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South Korea: Energy use per $1000 of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1990 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 178.66 kilograms of oil equivalent with a minumum of 158.24 kilograms of oil equivalent in 2014 and a maximum of 201.12 kilograms of oil equivalent in 1997. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The energy use per $1000 of GDP for South Korea includes all types of energy, including imported and domestically produced. The measure tells us how energy intensive the economy is. Countries with more energy efficient production will have a lower energy use per $1000 GDP.
Definition: Energy use per PPP GDP is the kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use per constant PPP GDP. 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. PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to 2011 constant international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as a U.S. dollar has in the United States.