Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

Please contact us at knowledge@cleancookingalliance.org with any questions.

By the Numbers

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
CountryChina
Population 1,350,695,000
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking31%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cooking574,200,000 (41%) (WHO, 2016)
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainable10% (Bailis, Drigo, Ghilardi, & Masera,
Number of people affected by HAP420,600,000
Number of households affected by HAP141,610,000
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 271,000 (IHME, 2017)
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 3,300
Urban population using solid fuels22.8%
Rural population using solid fuels71.3%
Population using wood for cooking26.7%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking28.9%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.3%
Population using gas for cooking31.1%
Population using electricity for cooking10.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.4%

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