Surge in Chinese net imports to all-time hight level.
United States net gas exports further increased by 41% in 2021.
China’s net imports surged by 20%, turning the country in the largest net gas importer in 2021, ahead of Japan and Germany. Russia remained the biggest net gas exporter (+2.4% in volumes). Net imports rebounded by 3.9% within the EU, mainly driven by Germany and Italy.
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