🇺🇸 Electricity Imports of United States of America

Since the start of the millennium, United States of America has increased its imports of electricity due to a lack of domestically generated electrical power.

Net Electricity Imports of United States of America (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, United States of America net imports of electricity has increased with 5.55 Terrawatt-hours (TWh). When compared with the start of the millenium, United States of America imported 16.44% more electricity in 2021.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 33.76 % %
2001 22.03 -11.73% -34.75%
2002 20.98 -1.05% -4.77%
2003 6.42 -14.56% -69.4%
2004 11.31 4.89% 76.17%
2005 24.78 13.47% 119.1%
2006 18.42 -6.36% -25.67%
2007 31.25 12.83% 69.65%
2008 32.82 1.57% 5.02%
2009 34.05 1.23% 3.75%
2010 25.98 -8.07% -23.7%
2011 37.25 11.27% 43.38%
2012 47.26 10.01% 26.87%
2013 57.88 10.62% 22.47%
2014 53.21 -4.67% -8.07%
2015 66.67 13.46% 25.3%
2016 66.5 -0.17% -0.25%
2017 56.31 -10.19% -15.32%
2018 44.46 -11.85% -21.04%
2019 39.04 -5.42% -12.19%
2020 47.31 8.27% 21.18%
2021 39.31 -8.0% -16.91%

What does Net Imports mean?

A net importer is an entity that imports more than it exports. In this case, net imports a specified with a postive or a negative number, if the number is positive, the entity imported more electricity than it exported. If the number is negative, the entity exported more than it imported.

What does YoY change mean?

Year over Year change (YoY change) measures the percentage of growth in an annualized metric across two comparable periods, in this case the current calendar year relative to the previous calendar year.

Formula:

YoY change = (final value – initial value) / initial value * 100

What does YoY absolute change mean?

Year over Year absolute change (YoY absolute change) refers to the simple difference in the indicator over two periods in time

Formula:

YoY absolute change = final value – initial value

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

Ember-Climate

Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

This dataset contains yearly electricity generation, capacity, emissions, import and demand data for over 200 geographies. Data is collected from multi-country datasets (EIA, Eurostat, BP, UN) as well as national sources (e.g China data from the National Bureau of Statistics).

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