Table

Korea, North. Source:CIA The World Factbook
N Item Value Unit Rank Date of Information Remark
1 Area 120,538.00 (sq km) 100 Area compares the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
2 Population 25,381,085 Population 54 July 2018 est. Population compares estimates from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends.
3 Median age 34.2 (years) 86
4 Population growth rate 0.52 (%) 152 2018 est. Population growth rate compares the average annual percent change in populations, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative.
5 Birth rate 14.6 (births/1,000 population) 130 2018 est. Birth rate compares the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate.
6 Death rate 9.3 (deaths/1,000 population) 56 2018 est. Death rate compares the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate.
7 Net migration rate 0 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 89 2018 est. Net migration rate compares the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population).
8 Maternal mortality rate 82 (deaths/100,000 live births) 79 2015 est. The Maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes).
9 Infant mortality rate 21.4 (deaths/1,000 live births) 75 est. Infant mortality rate compares the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
10 Life expectancy at birth 71 (years) 158 est. Life expectancy at birth compares the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages.
11 Total fertility rate 1.94 (children born/woman) 127 2018 est. Total fertility rate (TFR) compares figures for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. TFR is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman.
12 Obesity - adult prevalence rate 6.8 (%) 163 2016 Obesity - adult prevalence rate gives the percent of a country’s population considered to be obese.
13 Children under the age of 5 years underweight 15.2 (%) 42 2012 Children under the age of 5 years underweight gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five.
14 GDP (purchasing power parity) $40,000,000,000 GDP (purchasing power parity) 117 2015 est. GDP (purchasing power parity) compares the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation’s GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States.
15 GDP - real growth rate -1.1 (%) 204 2015 est. GDP - real growth rate compares GDP growth on an annual basis adjusted for inflation and expressed as a percent.
16 GDP - per capita (PPP) $1,700 GDP - per capita (PPP) 214 2015 est. GDP - per capita (PPP) compares GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year.
17 Industrial production growth rate 1 (%) 156 2017 est. Industrial production growth rate compares the annual percentage increase in industrial production (includes manufacturing, mining, and construction).
18 Labor force 14,000,000 Labor force 41 2014 est. Labor force compares the total labor force figure.
19 Unemployment rate 25.6 (%) 197 2013 est. Unemployement rate compares the percent of the labor force that is without jobs.
20 Taxes and other revenues 11.4 (% (of GDP)) 209 2007 est. Taxes and other revenues records total taxes and other revenues received by the national government during the time period indicated, expressed as a percent of GDP. Taxes include personal and corporate income taxes, value added taxes, excise taxes, and tariffs. Other revenues include social contributions - such as payments for social security and hospital insurance - grants, and net revenues from public enterprises.
21 Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) -0.4 (% (of GDP)) 58 2007 est. Budget surplus or deficit records the difference between national government revenues and expenditures, expressed as a percent of GDP. A positive (+) number indicates that revenues exceeded expenditures (a budget surplus), while a negative (-) number indicates the reverse (a budget deficit).
22 Exports $45,820,000,000 Exports 53 2017 est. Exports compares the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis.
23 Imports $43,750,000,000 Imports 58 2018 est. Imports compares the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis.
24 Debt - external $5,000,000,000 Debt - external 132 2013 est. Debt - external compares the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis.
25 Stock of direct foreign investment - at home $1,878,000,000 Stock of direct foreign investment - at home 120 31 December 2015 est. Stock of direct foreign investment - at home compares the cumulative US dollar value of all investments in the home country made directly by residents - primarily companies - of other countries as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.
26 Electricity - production 16,570,000,000 (kWh) 87 2016 est. Electricity - production compares the annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours.
27 Electricity - consumption 13,890,000,000 (kWh) 83 2016 est. Electricity - consumption compares total electricity generated annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours.
28 Electricity - exports 0 (kWh) 154 2016 est. Electricity exports is the total exported electricity in kilowatt-hours.
29 Electricity - imports 0 (kWh) 165 2016 est. Electricity - imports is the total imported electricity in kilowatt-hours.
30 Electricity - installed generating capacity 10,010,000.00 (kW) 60 2016 est. Electricity - installed generating capacity is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour.
31 Electricity - from fossil fuels 45 (% of total installed capacity) 161 2016 est. Electricity from fossil fuels measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by burning fossil fuels (such as coal, petroleum products, and natural gas), expressed as a share of the country’s total generating capacity.
32 Electricity - from nuclear fuels 0 (% of total installed capacity) 120 2017 est. Electricity - from nuclear fuels measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity through radioactive decay of nuclear fuel, expressed as a share of the country’s total generating capacity.
33 Electricity - from hydroelectric plants 55 (% of total installed capacity) 31 2017 est. Electricity - from hydroelectric plants measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by water-driven turbines, expressed as a share of the country’s total generating capacity.
34 Electricity - from other renewable sources 0 (% of total installed capacity) 195 2017 est. Electricity - from other renewable sources measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by using renewable energy sources other than hydroelectric (including, for example, wind, waves, solar, and geothermal), expressed as a share of the country’s total generating capacity.
35 Crude oil - production 0 (bbl/day) 155 2017 est. Crude oil - production is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
36 Crude oil - exports 0 (bbl/day) 147 2015 est. Crude oil - exports is the total amount of crude oil exported, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
37 Crude oil - imports 10,640 (bbl/day) 72 2015 est. Crude oil - imports is the total amount of crude oil imported, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
38 Crude oil - proved reserves 0 (bbl) 152 1 January 2018 est. Crude oil - proved reserves is the stock of proved reserves of crude oil, in barrels (bbl). Proved reserves are those quantities of petroleum which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.
39 Refined petroleum products - production 11,270 (bbl/day) 99 2015 est. Refined petroleum products - production is the country’s total output of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
40 Refined petroleum products - consumption 18,000 (bbl/day) 145 2016 est. Refined petroleum products - consumption is the country’s total consumption of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
41 Refined petroleum products - exports 0 (bbl/day) 168 2015 est. Refined petroleum products - exports is the country’s total exports of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
42 Refined petroleum products - imports 8,260 (bbl/day) 151 2015 est. Refined petroleum products - imports is the country’s total imports of refined petroleum products, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
43 Natural gas - production 0 (cu m) 152 2017 est. Natural gas - production compares the total natural gas produced in cubic meters (cu m).
44 Natural gas - consumption 0 (cu m) 163 2017 est. Natural gas - consumption compares the total natural gas consumed in cubic meters (cu m).
45 Natural gas - exports 0 (cu m) 130 2017 est. Natural gas - exports compares the total natural gas exported in cubic meters (cu m).
46 Natural gas - imports 0 (cu m) 144 2017 est. Natural gas - imports compares the total natural gas imported in cubic meters (cu m).
47 Natural gas - proved reserves 0 (cu m) 153 1 January 2014 est. Natural gas - proved reserves compares the stock of proved reserves of natural gas in cubic meters (cu m).
48 Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy 27,830,000.00 (Mt) 74 2017 est. Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy is the total amount of carbon dioxide, measured in metric tons, released by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy.
49 Telephones - fixed lines 1,180,000 Telephones - fixed lines 71 July 2016 est. Telephones - main lines in use compares the total number of main telephone lines in use.
50 Telephones - mobile cellular 3,606,000 Telephones - mobile cellular 133 July 2016 est. Telephones - mobile cellular compares the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers.
51 Airports 82 Airports 67 2013 Airports compares the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved or unpaved and may include closed or abandoned installations.
52 Railways 7,435 (km) 29 2014 Railways compares the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts.
53 Roadways 25,554 (km) 83 2006 Roadways compares the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
54 Waterways 2,250 (km) 37 2011 Waterways compares the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
55 Merchant marine 274 Merchant marine 55 Merchant marine compares all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all nonmilitary ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc.