North Korea is net energy exporter. Primary energy use in North Korea was 224 TWh and 9 TWh per million persons in 2009.
North Korea energy production in relation to population was about same as is in South Korea in 2004-2009. The difference is in the energy import. North Korea is almost self-sufficient in energy. The energy import is very small in North Korea and 86% of primary energy use in South Korea. Population was in 2009 in North Korea 23.91 million and South Korea 48.75 million.
According to statistics compiled by the South Korean agency, Statistics Korea, based on International Energy Agency (IEA) data, per capita electricity consumption fell from its peak in 1990 of 1247 kilowatt hours to a low of 712 kilowatt hours in 2000. It has slowly risen since to 819 kilowatt hours in 2008, a level below that of 1970.