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LNG Trade


In 2017, global LNG trade accounted for 289.8 MT, a 9.9% increase vs. 2016.

40 countries were importing LNG and 19 countries were LNG exporters.

77.6 MT (27%) 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 45.3% of global volumes.

On the demand side, Asian countries accounted for 72.9% 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 2017, the total regasification capacity reached 850 MTPA.

The aggregate nominal liquefaction capacity reached 365 MTPA.