Which Country Imports the Most Fuel Products?

Fuel Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 11, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 141 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in fuel imports as a percentage of merchandise imports with 0.293 followed by Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe. On the other end of the scale was Panama with < 0.001, Central African Republic with 0.003 and Kuwait with 0.005.

Average fuel imports as a percentage of merchandise imports reached 0.116 in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 16 % less than in the previous year and -50.0 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average fuel imports as a percentage of merchandise imports reached an all time high of 0.257 in 1981 and an all time low of 0.070 in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to -0.312 % since 1962.

Data for more countries are available at Fuel Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) indicator page.

Fuel Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bahrain ... ... ... 0.439 0.282 0.472 0.407 0.261 ...
Belarus ... 0.410 0.386 0.293 0.294 0.305
Greece 0.309 0.376 0.373 0.344 0.267
India 0.385 0.426 0.430 0.413 0.294
Ivory Coast 0.286 0.310 0.258 0.259 0.223
Jamaica 0.359 0.363 0.364 0.332 0.230
Mali ... 0.293 0.287 ... ... ...
Malta 0.366 0.455 0.395 0.403 0.277 ...
Nigeria ... ... 0.100 0.024 0.202 0.163 ...
Pakistan 0.342 0.366 0.351 0.313 0.229
Singapore 0.327 0.327 0.315 0.312 0.220
South Korea 0.329 0.356 0.346 0.331 0.235
Trinidad and Tobago 0.389 0.420 0.512 0.435 0.291 ... ...
Ukraine 0.349 0.311 0.278 0.279 0.289
Zimbabwe ... ... ... 0.146 0.206 0.210 0.246 0.264