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International Rankings of Korea, North - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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 Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 65 N/A 2024
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 201 N/A 2024
Internet users - percent of population 113 N/A % 2024
Internet users - total 233 N/A 2024
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 54 5 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 71 1.180 million 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 105 23 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 119 6.000 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 134 3.300 billion US Dollars 2007
Budget - revenues 132 3.200 billion US Dollars 2007
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 34 0.4 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 209 N/A US Dollars 2024
Debt - external 134 5.000 billion US Dollars 2013
Exports 199 222.000 million US Dollars 2018
GDP (official exchange rate) 106 28.000 billion US Dollars 2013
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 183 5.9 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 135 N/A % of GDP 2014
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 187 N/A % of GDP 2014
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 4 11.1 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 145 N/A % of GDP 2014
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 75 N/A % of GDP 2014
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 36 22.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 14 47.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 185 29.9 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 129 N/A % 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 168 2.320 billion US Dollars 2018
Industrial production growth rate 142 1 % 2017
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 189 N/A % 0
Labor force 38 17.160 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 160 N/A % 0
Public debt 201 N/A % of GDP 2024
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 122 40.000 billion US Dollars 2015
Real GDP growth rate 179 1.1 % 2015
Real GDP per capita 165 1700 US Dollars 2015
Remittances 163 N/A 2024
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 195 N/A US Dollars 2024
Taxes and other revenues 170 11.4 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 190 2.59 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 181 6.9182 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 139 5.4 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 138 6.1 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 40 15.252 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 134 3.213 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 42 6.698 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 102 22000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 21 16.376 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 37 600.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 84 13.930 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 72 8.413 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 86 2.146 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 72 11 2020
Electricity access - electrification - total population 54 52.6 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 64 36 2020
Electricity access - population without electricity 9 19.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 141 15.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 16 84.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 68 0.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 145 12.610 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 72 10600 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 138 20300 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 152 8260 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 101 11270 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 73 28.28 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 65 18.68 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 18 41.46 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 141 21.8 2018
Land use - arable land 52 19.5 2018
Land use - forest 53 46 2018
Land use - permanent crops 67 1.9 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 158 0.4 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 99 N/A % of GDP 2024
Total renewable water resources 80 77.150 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 48 6.610 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 45 1.150 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 52 900.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 121 0.85 2025
Urbanization - urban population 87 63.2 2023
Geography
Area - land 99 120408 sq km 0
Area - total 101 120538 sq km 0
Area - water 134 13099 sq km 0
Coastline 50 2495 km 0
Elevation - highest point 215 2744 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 58 600 meters 0
Irrigated land 34 14600 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 100 1607 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 141 21.8 2018
Land use - arable land 52 19.5 2018
Land use - forest 53 46 2018
Land use - permanent crops 67 1.9 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 158 0.4 2018
Military
Military expenditures 49 0 % of GDP 0
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 142 0.12 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 21 3.48 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 93 3.61 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 105 13.4 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 47 9.3 % 2017
Contraceptive prevalence rate 25 70.2 % 2017
Current health expenditure 93 N/A % of GDP 0
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 15 69.7 % 2023
Death rate 33 9.5 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 70 16.3 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 99 6.1 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 153 43.5 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 139 27.2 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 21 97.8 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 63 10.9 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 63 5.5 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 44 2.2 % of population 0
Education expenditures 74 N/A % of GDP 0
Gross reproduction rate 82 0.88 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 104 14.589 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 86 17.9 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 85 16.2 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 159 76.5151 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 96 69.5 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 90 72.9 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 1 100 % 2015
Literacy - male 1 100 % 0
Literacy - total population 1 100 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 64 107 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 105 37.193 years 0
Median age - male 71 34.2 years 0
Median age - total 64 35.6 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 58 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 124 6.8 % 2016
Physicians density 32 3.68 physicians/1,000 population 2017
Population 54 26.072 million 2023
Population growth rate 125 0.4 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 41 92.7 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 65 26.9 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 62 14.7 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 54 7.3 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 24 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 54 0.56 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 8 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 24 0.95 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 106 1.82 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 121 0.85 2025
Urbanization - urban population 87 63.2 2023
Transportation
Airports 62 83 2024
Heliports 58 8 2024
Merchant marine - total 62 264 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 125 250000 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 141 103560 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 98 4 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 21 7435 km 2014
Roadways - paved 102 724 km 2006
Roadways - total 63 25554 km 2006
Waterways 40 2250 km 2011

*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.

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