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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Summary statistics
Region 2015 Eastern Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 120538  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 25281  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 210.0  
Capital city 2015 Pyongyang  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 2863  
Currency 2015 North Korean Won (KPW)  
UN membership date 2013 17 September 1991  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 17396  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 13945  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 13031  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 1.0  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 -0.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 3.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 695.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 569.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 547.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 21.8  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 20.8  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 25.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 46.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 48.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 42.8  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 31.3  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 31.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 32.2  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 6.7 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 6.7 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 6.8 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 73.6/85.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 73.9/86.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 74.5/88.6 Estimate.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 103 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 102 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population (%) 2015 60.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 73.3/66.3  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 44  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 48.5/0.2 Estimate.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 22  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 4.7 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 16.3  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 11.2 Estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 0.0 Estimate. Commercially not available. Local Intranet available in country.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 337.0 2012.  
Threatened species 2015 64  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 43.9 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 50091/2.0  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 1009  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 25.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 1.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 99.9/99.4  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 87.9/72.5  
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