USA: Energy imports as percent of total energy use: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 15.9 percent with a minumum of 4.25 percent in 1967 and a maximum of 29.66 percent in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
We show the energy imports for the USA 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.