Electricity Imports by Country in 2020

In 2020, 🇺🇸United States of America was the country with the highest electricity imports in the world, with a total of 47.31 TWh. Followed by 🇮🇹, with the second highest electicity generation of 32.2 TWh. The country with the lowest electricity imports for the year was 🇨🇦Canada with -57.58 TWh.

The geographic region with the higest electricity imports in 2020 was Africa with a total of TWh, closely followed by Asia with a electricity imports of TWh, and EU with a annual electricity imports of TWh.

Countries with the Highest Electricity Imports in 2020

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🇺🇸 United States of America 47.31 21.18% 8.27
🇮🇹 Italy 32.2 -15.57% -5.94
🇹🇭 Thailand 26.93 18.84% 4.27
🇧🇷 Brazil 24.72 -0.96% -0.24
🇮🇶 Iraq 18.61 -45.9% -15.79
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 17.65 -16.63% -3.52
🇫🇮 Finland 15.1 -24.65% -4.94
🇵🇱 Poland 13.27 24.95% 2.65
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 12.7 2.58% 0.32
🇭🇺 Hungary 11.68 -7.15% -0.9
🇬🇷 Greece 8.86 -10.87% -1.08
🇱🇹 Lithuania 7.91 -15.31% -1.43
🇩🇰 Denmark 6.88 18.42% 1.07
🇧🇩 Bangladesh 6.67 -1.77% -0.12
🇵🇸 Palestine, State of 6.0 -4.0% -0.25
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 5.46 -7.14% -0.42
🇦🇫 Afghanistan 5.15 4.89% 0.24
🇲🇴 Macao 4.85 -2.61% -0.13
🇦🇷 Argentina 4.71 -55.94% -5.98
🇭🇷 Croatia 4.64 -24.31% -1.49
🇲🇽 Mexico 4.01 389.02% 3.19
🇰🇭 Cambodia 3.82 24.84% 0.76
🇪🇪 Estonia 3.64 68.52% 1.48
🇪🇸 Spain 3.28 -52.19% -3.58
🇷🇴 Romania 2.79 83.55% 1.27
🇳🇵 Nepal 2.78 71.6% 1.16
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 2.52 92.37% 1.21
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2.33 27.32% 0.5
🇦🇱 Albania 2.28 -5.39% -0.13
🇦🇹 Austria 2.2 -29.71% -0.93
🇳🇦 Namibia 2.19 -33.64% -1.11
🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 1.98 78.38% 0.87
🇧🇼 Botswana 1.84 5.14% 0.09
🇲🇳 Mongolia 1.64 -3.53% -0.06
🇱🇻 Latvia 1.63 45.54% 0.51
🇮🇩 Indonesia 1.55 -7.74% -0.13
🇻🇳 Viet Nam 1.51 20.8% 0.26
🇬🇪 Georgia 1.46 5.8% 0.08
🇵🇹 Portugal 1.46 -57.06% -1.94
🇱🇾 Libya 1.26 61.54% 0.48
🇳🇪 Niger (the) 1.11 4.72% 0.05
🇳🇮 Nicaragua 1.07 148.84% 0.64
🇨🇴 Colombia 1.05 -40.34% -0.71
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 1.0 -8.26% -0.09
🇸🇿 Eswatini 0.91 -12.5% -0.13
🇹🇬 Togo 0.81 -15.63% -0.15
🇸🇷 Suriname 0.8 -2.44% -0.02
🇧🇯 Benin 0.64 -41.28% -0.45
🇸🇻 El Salvador 0.64 -50.39% -0.65
🇱🇸 Lesotho 0.54 0.0% 0.0
🇩🇯 Djibouti 0.53 0.0% 0.0
🇬🇦 Gabon 0.51 0.0% 0.0
🇵🇰 Pakistan 0.51 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇹 Malta 0.42 -34.38% -0.22
🇸🇳 Senegal 0.36 12.5% 0.04
🇧🇿 Belize 0.35 -7.89% -0.03
🇸🇰 Slovakia 0.32 -81.18% -1.38
🇨🇩 Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 0.24 71.43% 0.1
🇲🇦 Morocco 0.23 % 1.16
🇧🇭 Bahrain 0.2 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇷 Mauritania 0.2 0.0% 0.0
🇯🇴 Jordan 0.19 35.71% 0.05
🇲🇩 Moldova 0.17 -73.44% -0.47
🇰🇪 Kenya 0.12 -40.0% -0.08
🇹🇿 Tanzania, the United Republic of 0.11 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇮 Burundi 0.1 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇪 Montenegro 0.08 -68.0% -0.17
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 0.05 % 0.05
🇵🇪 Peru 0.04 -33.33% -0.02
🇨🇲 Cameroon 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇷🇼 Rwanda 0.02 -33.33% -0.01
🇦🇸 American Samoa 0.0 % 0.0
🇦🇴 Angola 0.0 % 0.0
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 % 0.0
🇦🇼 Aruba 0.0 % 0.0
🇦🇺 Australia 0.0 % 0.0
🇧🇸 Bahamas (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇧🇧 Barbados 0.0 % 0.0
🇧🇲 Bermuda 0.0 % 0.0
🇧🇴 Bolivia 0.0 % 0.0
🇧🇳 Brunei Darussalam 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇻 Cabo Verde 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇫 Central African Republic (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇩 Chad 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇱 Chile 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇲 Comoros (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇬 Congo (the) 0.0 % 0.02
🇨🇰 Cook Islands (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇺 Cuba 0.0 % 0.0
🇨🇾 Cyprus 0.0 % 0.0
🇩🇲 Dominica 0.0 % 0.0
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 % 0.0
🇪🇷 Eritrea 0.0 % 0.0
🇫🇰 Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas] 0.0 % 0.0
🇫🇴 Faroe Islands (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇫🇯 Fiji 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇫 French Guiana 0.0 % 0.0
🇵🇫 French Polynesia 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇲 Gambia (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇮 Gibraltar 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇱 Greenland 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇩 Grenada 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇵 Guadeloupe 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇺 Guam 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇳 Guinea 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇾 Guyana 0.0 % 0.0
🇭🇹 Haiti 0.0 % 0.0
🇮🇸 Iceland 0.0 % 0.0
🇯🇲 Jamaica 0.0 % 0.0
🇯🇵 Japan 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇮 Kiribati 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇵 Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇼 Kuwait 0.0 % 0.0
🇱🇧 Lebanon 0.0 -100.0% -0.09
🇱🇷 Liberia 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇬 Madagascar 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇻 Maldives 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇶 Martinique 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇺 Mauritius 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇸 Montserrat 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇷 Nauru 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇨 New Caledonia 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇿 New Zealand 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇬 Nigeria 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇺 Niue 0.0 % 0.0
🇴🇲 Oman 0.0 % 0.0
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 0.0 % 0.0
🇵🇭 Philippines (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 0.0 % 0.0
🇶🇦 Qatar 0.0 % 0.0
🇷🇪 Reunion 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇭 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 % 0.0
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 0.0 % 0.0
🇵🇲 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 % 0.0
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 % 0.0
🇼🇸 Samoa 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇨 Seychelles 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇬 Singapore 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇴 Somalia 0.0 % 0.0
🇰🇷 South Korea 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇸 South Sudan 0.0 % 0.0
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇩 Sudan (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇼 Taiwan 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇴 Tonga 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 % 0.0
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands (the) 0.0 % 0.0
🇻🇺 Vanuatu 0.0 % 0.0
🇻🇬 Virgin Islands (British) 0.0 % 0.0
🇻🇮 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.0 % 0.0
🇪🇭 Western Sahara 0.0 % 0.0
🇾🇪 Yemen 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇼 Malawi -0.02 % 0.0
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates -0.03 % -0.02
🇩🇿 Algeria -0.06 % 0.08
🇬🇹 Guatemala -0.07 % 0.98
🇮🇳 India -0.11 % 3.03
🇮🇪 Ireland -0.15 -123.44% -0.79
🇭🇳 Honduras -0.17 % 0.11
🇺🇬 Uganda -0.2 % 0.08
🇽🇰 Kosovo -0.32 -1700.0% -0.34
🇸🇾 Syrian Arab Republic (the) -0.32 % 0.03
🇧🇪 Belgium -0.33 % 1.52
🇲🇱 Mali -0.35 % 0.01
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia -0.37 -223.33% -0.67
🇵🇦 Panama -0.45 % -0.1
🇧🇾 Belarus -0.5 % 1.84
🇹🇷 Turkey -0.59 % -0.01
🇹🇳 Tunisia -0.6 % -0.44
🇷🇸 Serbia -0.61 -862.5% -0.69
🇺🇾 Uruguay -0.63 % 2.38
🇻🇪 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) -0.65 % 0.22
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan -0.74 % 2.32
🇪🇬 Egypt -0.82 % -0.03
🇦🇲 Armenia -1.01 % -0.05
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan -1.01 % 0.34
🇪🇨 Ecuador -1.09 % 0.73
🇨🇷 Costa Rica -1.12 % -0.75
🇿🇲 Zambia -1.21 % -0.43
🇨🇮 Cote d'Ivoire -1.25 % -0.07
🇲🇲 Myanmar -1.34 % -0.06
🇹🇯 Tajikistan -1.49 % 1.4
🇪🇹 Ethiopia -1.64 % -0.5
🇲🇾 Malaysia -1.66 % 0.0
🇬🇭 Ghana -1.74 % -0.44
🇸🇮 Slovenia -2.0 % -1.68
🇺🇦 Ukraine -2.42 % 1.62
🇳🇱 Netherlands -2.66 -409.3% -3.52
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan -3.2 % 0.0
🇧🇬 Bulgaria -3.41 % 2.4
🇮🇷 Iran (Islamic Republic of) -3.63 % 0.0
🇿🇦 South Africa -3.82 % 1.35
🇲🇿 Mozambique -4.01 % -1.52
🇧🇦 Bosnia Herzegovina -4.05 % -0.31
🇨🇭 Switzerland -5.56 % 0.7
🇧🇹 Bhutan -5.9 % 0.15
🇮🇱 Israel -6.24 % 0.07
🇷🇺 Russian Federation (the) -8.67 % 9.76
🇨🇿 Czechia -10.15 % 2.95
🇨🇳 China -17.04 % -0.24
🇩🇪 Germany -19.03 % 13.64
🇳🇴 Norway -20.47 -51275.0% -20.51
🇸🇪 Sweden -25.0 % 1.16
🇵🇾 Paraguay -28.0 % 3.75
🇱🇦 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) -29.37 % -6.6
🇫🇷 France -45.04 % 12.63
🇨🇦 Canada -57.58 % -10.57

Regions with the Highest Electricity Imports in 2020

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🗺️ Africa %
🗺️ Asia %
🗺️ EU %
🗺️ Europe %
🗺️ G20 %
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🗺️ Latin America and Caribbean %
🗺️ Middle East %
🗺️ North America %
🗺️ Oceania %
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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