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    Japan again become world's biggest LNG importer


The country imported 71.99mn metric tons of LNG in 2022.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Japan again become world's biggest LNG importer

Japan officially regained the spot as the world’s biggest LNG importer, pushing China to second place.

According to the provisional data published by Japan’s finance ministry on January 19, the country’s LNG imports in 2022 were 71.99mn metric tons, down 3.1% year/year. China imported 63.44mn mt of LNG in 2022. China became the world's biggest LNG importer in 2021 when it shipped in 78.93mn mt of the commodity. 


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In December, Japan imported 6.06mn mt of LNG, down 13.8% yr/yr, the data showed.