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Japan's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
19.89
quadrillion Btu
5
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
2.282
quadrillion Btu
37
Total Petroleum Consumption
2016
4,013
thousand barrels per day
4
Primary Coal Imports
2017
212,583
thousand short tons
3
Imports of Dry Natural Gas
2017
4,119
billion cubic feet
2
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Map of Japan
Map of Japan

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: February 2, 2017

  • Japan is the world's largest liquefied natural gas importer and ranks in the top four countries for the highest coal imports, net imports of petroleum and other liquids, and consumption of crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Japan was the fourth-largest petroleum consumer and third-largest net petroleum importer in the world in 2016. The country relies almost solely on imports to meet its oil consumption needs because Japan's oil resources are limited.
  • The Japanese government's energy strategy encourages Japanese companies to increase energy exploration and development projects around the world to secure a stable supply of oil and natural gas.
  • Japan, the third-largest global net oil importer, is highly dependent on the Middle East for most of its supply. The country is seeking to diversify its supply sources in Russia, Southeast Asia, and West Africa.
  • Japan relies on LNG imports for nearly all of its natural gas supply and ranks as the world's largest LNG importer.

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