CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) rose to 2.03% in South Korea in 2017

CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) (%)
Energy & Utility | South Korea | December 26, 2018
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CO2 emissions as a share of total worldwide CO2 emissions reached 2.03 % in 2017 in South Korea, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.871 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, CO2 emissions as a share of total worldwide CO2 emissions in South Korea reached an all time high of 2.03 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.134 % in 1960. When compared to South Korea's main peers, CO2 emissions as a share of total worldwide CO2 emissions in China amounted to 27.6 %, 3.52 % in Japan and 0.586 % in Vietnam in 2017.

South Korea has been ranked 9th within the group of 81 countries we follow in terms of CO2 emissions as a share of total worldwide CO2 emissions, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.

CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cambodia % 0.016% 0.017% 0.017% 0.020% ... ... ...
China % 27.5% 27.7% 28.1% 28.0% 27.9%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 0.150% 0.152% 0.110% 0.123% ... ... ...
India % 5.43% 5.73% 5.89% 6.34% 6.53%
Japan % 3.73% 3.97% 3.89% 3.75% 3.64%
Laos % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Russia % 4.87% 4.86% 4.65% 4.66% 4.55%
South Korea % 2.02% 1.99% 1.97% 1.96% 2.00%
Thailand % 0.795% 0.841% 0.839% 0.858% 0.883%
USA % 16.8% 16.0% 16.2% 16.3% 15.9%
Vietnam % 0.422% 0.411% 0.429% 0.479% 0.559%