Depth of the food deficit (kilocalories per person per day) - Country Ranking

Definition: The depth of the food deficit indicates how many calories would be needed to lift the undernourished from their status, everything else being constant. The average intensity of food deprivation of the undernourished, estimated as the difference between the average dietary energy requirement and the average dietary energy consumption of the undernourished population (food-deprived), is multiplied by the number of undernourished to provide an estimate of the total food deficit in the country, which is then normalized by the total population.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, Food Security Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Haiti 530.00 2015
2 Zambia 411.00 2015
3 Central African Republic 349.00 2015
4 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 344.00 2015
5 Namibia 323.00 2015
6 Chad 276.00 2015
7 Zimbabwe 264.00 2015
8 Liberia 261.00 2015
9 Tajikistan 258.00 2015
10 Ethiopia 244.00 2015
11 Rwanda 240.00 2015
12 Tanzania 237.00 2015
13 Madagascar 227.00 2015
14 Sri Lanka 200.00 2015
15 Congo 196.00 2015
16 Timor-Leste 190.00 2015
16 Swaziland 190.00 2015
18 Mozambique 188.00 2015
18 Iraq 188.00 2015
20 Botswana 183.00 2015
21 Yemen 180.00 2015
22 Sudan 176.00 2011
23 Pakistan 171.00 2015
24 Uganda 170.00 2015
25 Burkina Faso 167.00 2015
26 Afghanistan 166.00 2015
27 Mongolia 165.00 2015
28 Sierra Leone 162.00 2015
29 Guinea-Bissau 152.00 2015
30 Malawi 139.00 2015
31 Kenya 136.00 2015
32 Lao PDR 131.00 2015
33 Djibouti 130.00 2015
34 Nicaragua 126.00 2015
35 Bangladesh 120.00 2015
36 Guinea 118.00 2015
37 India 110.00 2015
38 Bolivia 109.00 2015
39 Myanmar 108.00 2015
40 Cambodia 102.00 2015
41 Guatemala 101.00 2015
42 Philippines 96.00 2015
42 Angola 96.00 2015
44 Côte d'Ivoire 94.00 2015
45 Vietnam 89.00 2015
46 Dominican Republic 88.00 2015
47 El Salvador 86.00 2015
48 Honduras 85.00 2015
48 Togo 85.00 2015
50 China 78.00 2015
51 Guyana 77.00 2015
52 Lesotho 76.00 2015
52 Paraguay 76.00 2015
54 Ecuador 72.00 2015
54 Cabo Verde 72.00 2015
56 Panama 69.00 2015
57 Solomon Islands 67.00 2015
57 Colombia 67.00 2015
59 Senegal 66.00 2015
60 Cameroon 64.00 2015
61 Jamaica 62.00 2015
62 Georgia 60.00 2015
63 Trinidad and Tobago 59.00 2015
64 Niger 58.00 2015
64 Suriname 58.00 2015
66 Thailand 57.00 2015
67 Peru 54.00 2015
68 Benin 52.00 2015
69 Indonesia 51.00 2015
70 Nepal 49.00 2015
71 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 46.00 2015
72 Armenia 45.00 2015
73 Belize 41.00 2015
73 Kyrgyz Republic 41.00 2015
73 Vanuatu 41.00 2015
76 Nigeria 40.00 2015
77 Costa Rica 39.00 2015
78 São Tomé and Principe 38.00 2015
79 Mauritania 37.00 2015
80 Mauritius 36.00 2015
80 Oman 36.00 2015
80 Iran 36.00 2015
83 The Gambia 33.00 2015
83 Lebanon 33.00 2015
83 Morocco 33.00 2015
86 Uzbekistan 31.00 2015
87 Fiji 30.00 2015
87 Mexico 30.00 2015
89 Uruguay 25.00 2015
90 Turkmenistan 24.00 2015
91 Mali 23.00 2015
91 Barbados 23.00 2015
91 Kiribati 23.00 2015
94 United Arab Emirates 22.00 2015
94 Samoa 22.00 2015
94 Chile 22.00 2015
94 Ghana 22.00 2015
98 Algeria 21.00 2015
99 Kuwait 20.00 2015
100 Gabon 19.00 2015
100 Kazakhstan 19.00 2015
102 Malaysia 17.00 2015
103 South Africa 14.00 2015
104 Jordan 13.00 2015
104 Brunei 13.00 2015
104 Azerbaijan 13.00 2015
107 Egypt 12.00 2015
108 Brazil 11.00 2015
109 Saudi Arabia 10.00 2015
109 Venezuela 10.00 2015
111 Cuba 8.00 2015
112 Korea 4.00 2015
112 Tunisia 4.00 2015
114 Argentina 3.00 2015
115 Turkey 1.00 2015

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Development Relevance: The prevalence of undernourishment indicator provides only a partial picture of the food security situation. Recognizing this, FAO has compiled a preliminary set of food security indicators, available for most countries and years, to contribute to a more comprehensive assessment of the multiple dimensions and manifestations of food insecurity and to effective policies for more effective interventions and responses.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The indicator is calculated as an average over 3 years.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual