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LNG Trade

In 2018, global LNG trade accounted for 313.8 MT, an 8.3% increase vs. 2017.
42 countries were importing LNG and 20 countries were LNG exporters.

99.3 MT (32%) of global LNG volumes were traded on a spot or short-term basis.


On the supply side, the Pacific Basin was the largest source of LNG supplies with 44% of global volumes.

On the demand side, Asia-Pacific countries accounted for 76% of global LNG imports.



For more information and statitsics on the LNG market, view the latest GIIGNL Annual Report

LNG Facilities


At the end of 2018, the total regasification capacity reached 868 MTPA.

The aggregate nominal liquefaction capacity reached 406 MTPA.