Which Country Imports the Most of its Energy?

Energy Imports (As % of Energy Use) (%), 2015 or latest
Energy & Utility | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 140 countries in 2015, Hong Kong ranked the highest in energy imports as of total energy use with 98.7% followed by Malta and Lebanon. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with -1,058%, Norway with -581% and Angola with -541%.

Average energy imports as of total energy use reached 21.0% in 2015 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 112 % more than in the previous year and 115 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average energy imports as of total energy use reached an all time high of 29.5% in 1970 and an all time low of -4.06% in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 0.413 % since 1960.

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

Energy Imports (As % of Energy Use) Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belarus % 85.6% 85.6% 85.9% 86.5% 85.4% ...
Cyprus % 96.7% 96.4% 96.0% 95.2% 94.4% ...
Dominican Republic % 86.3% 86.9% 87.2% 87.2% 86.6% ...
Hong Kong % 99.6% 99.3% 99.2% 99.3% 99.2% ...
Ireland % 89.9% 87.2% 87.2% 90.4% 82.7%
Jamaica % 82.3% 82.7% 82.5% 82.0% 82.5% ...
Japan % 80.4% 80.1% 88.9% 93.8% 93.9%
Jordan % 96.1% 96.2% 96.1% 96.5% 96.5% ...
Lebanon % 97.2% 96.8% 96.8% 96.8% 96.5% ...
Luxembourg % 97.2% 97.2% 97.3% 97.0% 96.6%
Malta % 99.9% 99.4% 99.2% 99.0% 98.8% ...
Mauritius % 81.0% 81.7% 82.4% 83.2% 83.8% ...
Moldova % 95.9% 93.8% 92.5% 92.2% 90.0% ...
Morocco % 88.5% 88.8% 90.5% 90.9% 90.2% ...
Singapore % 97.9% 97.7% 97.7% 97.6% 97.6% ...