Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) rose to 72.8% in Dem. People's Republic of Korea in 2015

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | Dem. People's Republic of Korea | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total reached 72.8 % in 2015 in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.285 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in Dem. People's Republic of Korea reached an all time high of 75.8 % in 2013 and an all time low of 47.8 % in 1984. When compared to Dem. People's Republic of Korea's main peers, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in China amounted to 19.2 %, 8.14 % in Japan, 0.392 % in South Korea and 36.1 % in Vietnam in 2015.

Dem. People's Republic of Korea has been ranked 16th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cambodia % 4.91% 36.1% 57.1% 60.5% 45.5% ... ...
China % 14.6% 17.3% 16.7% 18.6% 19.1%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % 68.7% 70.2% 75.8% 72.6% 72.8% ... ...
India % 13.4% 11.1% 12.4% 11.1% 9.98%
Japan % 7.74% 7.14% 7.37% 7.76% 8.23%
Laos % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Russia % 15.7% 15.5% 17.1% 16.5% 15.8%
South Korea % 0.884% 0.748% 0.797% 0.504% 0.391%
Thailand % 5.23% 5.25% 3.37% 3.21% 2.67%
USA % 7.44% 6.52% 6.32% 6.05% 5.84%
Vietnam % 39.3% 44.9% 41.5% 42.9% 36.6%