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International Rankings of Korea, North - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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This table lists the international rankings of Korea, North, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Korea, North, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants555July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions71 1.18 millionJuly 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants109 14July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions132 3.606 millionJuly 2016
Economy
Budget - expenditures1313.3 billion2007
Budget - revenues124 3.2 billion2007
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)34 -0.4%07
Debt - external132 $5 billion2013
Exports54 $45.82 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)181 5.9%2014
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)4 -11.1%2014
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)36 22.5%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)14 47.6%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)185 29.9%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)175 $1,7002015
GDP - real growth rate (%)78 -1.1%2015
GDP - official exchange rate103 $28 billion2013
GDP - purchasing power parity117 $40 billion2015
Imports58 $43.75 billion2018
Industrial production growth rate (%)77 1%2017
Labor force42 14 million2014
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)49 37%2008
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)1 63%2008
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home120 $1.878 billion31 December 2015
Taxes and other revenues160 11.4%07
Unemployment rate (%)18 25.6%2013
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy7527.83 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - imports71 10,640 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - production93 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves90 0 bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)84 13.89 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)95 0 kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels54 45% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants23 55% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels20 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources43 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)118 0 kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity61 10.01 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)87 16.57 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas55 13%2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population49 30%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas47 41%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity16 18.4 million2013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)164 547.262016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)107 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)79 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)91 0 cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)94 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption124 18,000 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports124 0 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - imports151 8,260 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - production99 11,270 bbl/day2015
Geography
Land Area - sq km95120,408 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km100 120,538 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)49 2,495 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes32 0 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)57 600 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)38 14,600 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km100 1,607 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)140 21.8%2011
Land use - arable land (%)53 19.5%2011
Land use - forest (%)53 46%2011
Land use – other (%)76 32.2%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)66 1.9%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)158 0.4%2011
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone1 200NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km65 210.79July 2018
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)13520.65%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)121 15.35%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)41 44.17%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)85 10.34%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)87 9.5%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)100 14.6 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight41 15.2%2012
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)11 78.2%2014
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)30 9.3 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)56 142015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio95 7.12015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)135 44.52015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)119 30.52015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural7 99.4% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total4 99.7%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban2 99.9% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural120 0.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total116 0.3%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban90 0.1% of population2015
Hospital bed density3 13.2 beds/1,000 population2012
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)66 18.9 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)67 23.8 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)70 21.4 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)90 75 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)96 67.2 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population85 71 years2018
Literacy – female (%)1 100%2015
Literacy – male (%)1 100%2015
Literacy - total population1 100%2015
Maternal mortality rate72 82 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)68 35.8 years2018
Median age – male (years)71 32.7 years2018
Median age – total (years)63 34.2 years2018
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)53 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate124 6.8%2016
Physicians density26 3.51 physicians/1,000 population2014
Population54 25,381,085July 2018
Population growth rate (%)123 0.52%2018
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)81 72.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)73 81.9%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)59 87.9% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)81 27.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)83 18.1%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)87 12.1% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female11 11 years2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male10 11 years2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total10 11 years2015
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)14 1.03 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)21 1.02 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)25 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)32 0.9 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)53 0.53 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)11 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)25 0.94 male(s)/female2017
Suffrage5 17 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)95 1.94 children born/woman2018
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)119 0.82% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)91 61.9% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports62822013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m37 82017
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m19 222017
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m45 22017
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m25 32017
Airports - with paved runways - total44 392017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m32 42017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m18 172013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m6 32013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m44 152013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total60 432013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m65 82013
Heliports11 232013
Merchant marine - total56 248pan style="padding-left:7px;">country comparison to the world: 61

National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers109 1,574,7192015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers137 223,4182015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers79 172015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers28 12015
Railways - standard gauge18 7,435 km2014
Railways (km)29 7,435 kmNA
Roadways - paved (km)100 724 kmNA
Roadways - total (km)70 25,554 kmNA
Roadways - unpaved (km)33 24,830 kmNA
Waterways (km)27 2,250 kmNA




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Korea, North on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2019. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Korea, North contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Korea, North should be addressed to the CIA.







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