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South Korea: Energy use per capita: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1971 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 2787.03 kilograms of oil equivalent with a minumum of 516.11 kilograms of oil equivalent in 1971 and a maximum of 5413.35 kilograms of oil equivalent in 2015. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The energy use per capita in South Korea includes all types of energy sources, from domestic production and imports. For easy comparison, the energy is expressed in kilograms of oil equivalent.
Definition: 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.