Country Comparison > Natural gas - imports

RankCountryNatural gas - imports (cubic meters)
1United States105,800,000,000
2Germany99,630,000,000
3Japan98,010,000,000
4Italy70,200,000,000
5United Kingdom53,630,000,000
6France46,200,000,000
7Korea, South42,380,000,000
8Russia38,200,000,000
9Turkey38,040,000,000
10Spain36,710,000,000
11China30,000,000,000
12Ukraine26,700,000,000
13Netherlands25,770,000,000
14Canada22,530,000,000
15Belgium19,320,000,000
16Belarus17,600,000,000
17United Arab Emirates17,250,000,000
18Mexico14,590,000,000
19Brazil12,480,000,000
20India12,150,000,000
21Austria12,130,000,000
22Taiwan11,790,000,000
23Poland10,890,000,000
24Hungary9,636,000,000
25Czech Republic9,320,000,000
26Singapore8,400,000,000
27Thailand8,290,000,000
28Iran6,900,000,000
29Australia5,990,000,000
30Slovakia5,586,000,000
31Ireland5,293,000,000
32Portugal5,122,000,000
33Finland4,782,000,000
34Greece3,815,000,000
35Argentina3,780,000,000
36Kazakhstan3,700,000,000
37Switzerland3,625,000,000
38South Africa3,500,000,000
39Hong Kong3,460,000,000
40Lithuania3,120,000,000
41Jordan2,850,000,000
42Bulgaria2,480,000,000
43Moldova2,330,000,000
44Romania2,290,000,000
45Venezuela2,180,000,000
46Serbia2,150,000,000
47Armenia2,077,000,000
48Georgia1,740,000,000
49Israel1,700,000,000
50Sweden1,626,000,000
51Oman1,500,000,000
52Chile1,490,000,000
53Luxembourg1,366,000,000
54Malaysia1,269,000,000
55Tunisia1,250,000,000
56Latvia1,125,000,000
57Vietnam1,000,000,000
58Croatia971,200,000
59Syria910,000,000
60Slovenia890,000,000
61Kuwait890,000,000
62Puerto Rico756,700,000
63Estonia701,000,000
64Kyrgyzstan640,000,000
65Dominican Republic560,000,000
66Morocco500,000,000
67Bosnia and Herzegovina390,000,000
68Tajikistan189,000,000
69Macau154,500,000
70Denmark149,000,000
71Macedonia136,800,000
72Uruguay86,400,000
73Mongolia11,790
74Aruba1
75Antigua and Barbuda0
76Afghanistan0
77Algeria0
78Azerbaijan0
79Albania0
80Angola0
81American Samoa0
82Bahrain0
83Barbados0
84Botswana0
85Bermuda0
86Bahamas, The0
87Bangladesh0
88Belize0
89Bolivia0
90Burma0
91Benin0
92Bhutan0
93Solomon Islands0
94Cayman Islands0
95Cameroon0
96Comoros0
97Colombia0
98Costa Rica0
99Central African Republic0
100Cuba0
101Cape Verde0
102Cook Islands0
103Djibouti0
104Dominica0
105Brunei0
106Burundi0
107Cambodia0
108Chad0
109Congo, Republic of the0
110Congo, Democratic Republic of the0
111Ecuador0
112Egypt0
113Equatorial Guinea0
114Eritrea0
115El Salvador0
116Ethiopia0
117Ghana0
118Gibraltar0
119Grenada0
120Greenland0
121Fiji0
122Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0
123Faroe Islands0
124French Polynesia0
125Guatemala0
126Guinea0
127Guyana0
128Haiti0
129Gambia, The0
130Gabon0
131Guam0
132Montserrat0
133Malawi0
134Mali0
135Libya0
136Madagascar0
137Laos0
138Lebanon0
139Liberia0
140Lesotho0
141Korea, North0
142Kiribati0
143Kenya0
144Jamaica0
145Cote d'Ivoire0
146Iraq0
147Honduras0
148Iceland0
149Indonesia0
150Philippines0
151Papua New Guinea0
152Guinea-Bissau0
153Qatar0
154Mauritius0
155Mauritania0
156Malta0
157Maldives0
158Panama0
159Mozambique0
160New Caledonia0
161Niue0
162Niger0
163Vanuatu0
164Nigeria0
165Norway0
166Nepal0
167Nauru0
168Suriname0
169Nicaragua0
170New Zealand0
171Paraguay0
172Peru0
173Pakistan0
174Uzbekistan0
175Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0
176British Virgin Islands0
177Virgin Islands0
178Namibia0
179West Bank0
180Western Sahara0
181Samoa0
182Swaziland0
183Yemen0
184Zambia0
185Zimbabwe0
186Turks and Caicos Islands0
187Tonga0
188Togo0
189Sao Tome and Principe0
190East Timor0
191Trinidad and Tobago0
192Turkmenistan0
193Tanzania0
194Uganda0
195Burkina Faso0
196Somalia0
197Saint Lucia0
198Sudan0
199Sierra Leone0
200Senegal0
201Saint Helena0
202Rwanda0
203Saudi Arabia0
204Saint Pierre and Miquelon0
205Saint Kitts and Nevis0
206Seychelles0

Definition: This entry is the total natural gas imported in cubic meters (cu m).

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Natural gas - imports map

Related News

Analysis: EU Can Cut Natural Gas Imports By Half
Domestic Fuel - 10/21/2014 2:40:46 PM
“Contrary to popular belief, Europe can be energy independent,” said Jennifer Morgan, Director of the Climate and Energy Program at World Resources Institute. “This analysis shows that the EU can cut natural gas imports in half without raising costs ...

U.S. Shale Oil Market and New Shale Gas Countries Reviewed in 2014 Research Reports
Market Watch - 10/21/2014 10:58:52 AM
Currently, North America and Canada are the only major producers of commercially viable natural gas and oil ... of technically recoverable shale gas in the world trillion cubic feet. The world's country's currently imports 705.5 billion cubic metres ...

Study: EU Can Cut Gas Imports And Carbon Emissions By Half
Eurasia Review - 10/20/2014 6:45:20 PM
(EurActiv) — The European Union can slash natural gas imports from countries such as Russia by half and cut ... an organisation of independent research institutes and civil society groups. The World Resources Institute (WRI) is its secretariat.

EU can cut dependency of natural gas imports in half: Ecofys
Shale Energy Insider - 10/20/2014 2:49:07 PM
Replacing natural gas imports with clean alternatives will enhance Europe’s stability in energy supply, increasing resilience to possible interruption from unstable suppliers. “Contrary to popular belief, Europe can be energy independent,” said ...

Statoil's New Gas Discovery Strengthens Company's Position To Be A Major Supplier To Growing Asian Markets
Seeking Alpha - 10/22/2014 12:09:15 PM
Since that time, the nation has become the world's fourth-largest importer of natural ... Thailand may seem an unlikely candidate to grow its imports of natural gas, given that the country has 10.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and has ...

EU Commission: Europe Could Face 5 to 9 bcm Winter Natural Gas Shortfall
The Energy Collective - 10/21/2014 11:48:58 AM
Perhaps the most important and for respective EU member countries costly finding of this report’s underlying scenario analysis is that Europe may be missing between 5 to 9 bcm of natural gas even if the EU as a whole reshuffles its supply mix ...

Decision on Premium for Deep Sea Gas Discoveries by Early 2015: Oil Secretary
NDTV - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 PM
On the gas price approved by the Cabinet on Saturday, he said the Rangarajan formula approved and notified by the previous UPA government has been modified by removing high priced liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports ... at regions or countries where ...

UPDATE 1-Japan Sept crude imports fall, LNG imports climb
Reuters - 10/22/2014 6:25:40 AM
Japan, the world's fourth-biggest crude buyer, imported 3.39 million barrels per day (16.17 million kilolitres) of crude oil last month, the preliminary data showed. Japan's imports of liquefied natural gas totalled 7.28 million tonnes last month ...

Deadlock Over Russian Gas to Ukraine Remains
Wall Street Journal - 10/21/2014 6:36:59 PM
... pricing disputes led to gas shortages in Ukraine and several EU countries—around half of the Russian gas that the 28-country bloc imports crosses Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had asked the EU for an additional €2 billion ($2.54 ...

Study: EU Can Cut Carbon by Nearly Half
Environmental Leader - 10/21/2014 11:06:01 AM
According to Jennifer Morgan of the World Resources Institute, Europe can be energy independent, and the Ecofys analysis shows that the EU can cut natural gas imports in half without raising costs for consumers. Another report, released by Cambridge ...

Natural gas prices may not climb with exports
bakken.com - 10/22/2014 6:50:07 PM
“Studies have been done that have looked at the volume of natural gas we have and the potential we have to ship it overseas and, even though we are shipping it overseas, the price of natural gas in this country ... to reach the world market say it ...

Gas Plant Could Offer Solution to Ghana’s Power Woes
Voice of America - 10/22/2014 11:04:50 AM
The government is hopeful that a long-delayed natural gas processing ... Ogbamey said gas from the Atuabo plant would cut the cost of oil imports in half. “That means further forex savings for the country as well, and further, if you like, provision ...

Israel to supply natural gas to Egypt
Gulf News - 10/20/2014 1:44:41 PM
Occupied Jerusalem: An Israeli firm will supply Egypt with natural ... Egyptian gas to Israel. For more than a decade Israel relied on Egypt for roughly 40 per cent of its gas needs in line with an export accord signed in 2005 by the two countries which ...

European gas traders boost near-term buying to cut Russian need
POWER SOURCE - 10/22/2014 12:09:15 PM
LONDON — Natural gas traders in eastern Europe are increasingly sourcing gas on spot markets in the west of the region to diversify supply and reduce dependence on Russia, according to regulators. The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia boosted imports ...

U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means
NPR News - 10/17/2014 2:59:50 PM
4. The U.S. may not be the world's biggest producer of natural gas for long. The U.S. was among the countries where drillers started going after shale gas in a big way. But several other countries have huge shale gas reserves. China, in particular ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview