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LNG global import market share by country 2019

Japan was the world's largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), having accounted for 22 percent of global LNG imports. Following the global import market share distribution of LNG, China and South Korea were the second and third largest importers, with 17 and 11 percent of the market distribution, respectively.

Liquefied natural gas import market share worldwide in 2019, by country

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April 2020



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* 'Other' includes countries with imports less than 2 million tons (in order of size): Jordan, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Israel, Panama, Canada, Malta, Jamaica, Sweden, Colombia, Finland, Norway, Egypt and Gibraltar.

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