South Korea: GDP per unit of energy

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 South Korea

GDP per unit of energy used

 Latest value 7.00
 Year 2015
 Measure GDP per kg of oil equivalent
 Data availability 1990 - 2015
 Average 5.28
 Min - Max 3.86 - 7.00
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 5.28 GDP per kg of oil equivalent with a minimum of 3.86 GDP per kg of oil equivalent in 1990 and a maximum of 7 GDP per kg of oil equivalent in 2015. The latest value from 2015 is 7 GDP per kg of oil equivalent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 34 countries is 11.72 GDP per kg of oil equivalent. 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 - GDP per unit of energy - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - GDP per unit of energy - historical chart - 1990-2015




We show how much GDP, in dollars, is produced using one kilogram of oil equivalent of energy in South Korea and other countries. The energy use includes oil, natural gas, solid fuels, renewables and electricity, all converted into oil equivalents.
Definition: GDP per unit of energy use is the PPP GDP per kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use. 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.

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