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Global Natural Gas Consumption

Global natural gas consumption has been growing steadily for more than ten years. After increasing by over 5% from 2017 to 2018, it rose by 2% between 2018 and 2019. China’s gas consumption is expanding at the fastest rate in the world. International trade in natural gas was up sharply in the period, lifted mainly by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Australia, the United States and Russia have significantly stepped up their liquefaction capacity to support the growing international market for LNG.

Global Natural Gas Consumption (in billions of cubic meters)

 
Country 2018 2019 2018-2019 Change Share of Global Consumption
United States 819.9 846.6 +3.26 % 21.55 %
Russia 454.5 444.3 -2.24 % 11.31 %
China 283 307.3 +8.59 % 7.82 %
Iran 224.1 223.6 -0.22 % 5.69 %
Japan 115.7 108.1 -6.57 % 2.75 %
Canada 118.3 120.3 +1.69 % 3.06 %
Saudi Arabia 112.1 113.6 +1.34 % 2.89 %
Mexico 87.6 90.7 +3.54 % 2.31 %
Germany 85.9 88.7 +3.26 % 2.26 %
United Kingdom 79.3 78.8 -0.63 % 2.01 %
United Arab Emirates 74.4 76 +2.15 % 1.93 %
Italy 69.2 70.8 +2.31 % 1.80 %
India 58.1 59.7 +2.75 % 1.52 %
Egypt 59.6 58.9 -1.17 % 1.50 %
France 42.7 43.4 +1.64 % 1.10 %
Ukraine 30.6 28.2 -7.84 % 0.72 %
Rest of the World 1,136.7 1,170.2 +2.95 % 29.78 %
Total 3,851.7 3,929.2 +2.01 % 100.0 %

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020