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

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