Pollution in South Korea

Statistics report about pollution in South Korea

Pollution in South Korea

This report presents statistical information on pollution in South Korea. It provides a brief overview of general indicators of pollution levels in South Korea, followed by breakdowns of air, water, and land pollution before concluding with a summary of opinions on environmental protection in the country.

Table of contents


  • Basic Statistic Global CO₂ emissions change 1990-2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Global carbon dioxide emissions per capita 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Pollution index score of megacities APAC 2023, by city
  • Premium Statistic Annual average temperature in South Korea 1973-2022

Air pollution

  • Premium Statistic O3 air pollution level South Korea 2008-2021
  • Premium Statistic Annual greenhouse gas emissions volume South Korea 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic PM2.5 emissions South Korea 2011-2021
  • Premium Statistic PM10 emissions South Korea 2009-2021
  • Premium Statistic VOCs emissions South Korea 2009-2021

Water pollution

  • Premium Statistic Pollution status of lakes and marshes South Korea 2019-2020
  • Basic Statistic Value of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Han River South Korea 2010-2022
  • Basic Statistic Value of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Geum River South Korea 2010-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of wastewater treatment facilities South Korea 2008-2021
  • Premium Statistic Rate of PH levels of groundwater exceeding quality standards South Korea 2015-2021

Land pollution

  • Premium Statistic Municipal waste generation daily volume per capita South Korea 2012-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of landfill sites South Korea 2008-2021
  • Premium Statistic Waste landfill yearly volume South Korea 2015-2021
  • Premium Statistic Illegal waste South Korea 2022, by status
  • Premium Statistic Level of soil pollution caused by TPH South Korea 2015-2021

Public opinion

  • Premium Statistic Expenditure for environmental protection South Korea 2015-2020
  • Premium Statistic Climate crisis importance among politicians South Korea 2023, by level
  • Premium Statistic How the climate crisis is an economic crisis South Korea 2023, by reason
  • Premium Statistic Opinion on current national greenhouse gas reduction goal South Korea 2023, by level
  • Premium Statistic Opinion on negative environmental impact due to development South Korea 2023
  • Premium Statistic Agreement with the polluter pays principle South Korea 2023

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