Iran: Energy imports

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 Iran

Energy imports as percent of total energy use

 Latest value -33.40
 Year 2014
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2014
 Average -297.53
 Min - Max -1,538.47 - -33.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1971 to 2014. The average value for Iran during that period was -297.53 percent with a minimum of -1538.47 percent in 1972 and a maximum of -33.4 percent in 2014. The latest value from 2014 is -33.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 132 countries is -15.95 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iran - Energy imports - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - Energy imports - historical chart - 1971-2014




We show the energy imports for Iran and other countries. The measure equals the total energy used in the country minus its production of energy. A negative sign means that the country uses less energy than it produces, i.e. it is a net exporter of energy. A positive sign means that it is a net importer. The numbers are percent of the energy used.
Definition: Net energy imports are estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.

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