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Electricity imports, billion kilowatthours, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 189 countries was 4.08 billion kilowatthours. The highest value was in the USA: 53.17 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Angola: 0 billion kilowatthours. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion kilowatthours; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Electricity imports, 2021 Global rank Available data
USA 53.17 1 1980 - 2021
Germany 51.34 2 1991 - 2021
Italy 46.56 3 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 31.63 4 1980 - 2021
Thailand 31.29 5 1980 - 2021
UK 28.74 6 1980 - 2021
Austria 26.44 7 1980 - 2021
France 24.53 8 1980 - 2021
Finland 24 9 1980 - 2021
Brazil 23.15 10 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 20.89 11 1980 - 2021
Hungary 19.97 12 1980 - 2021
Denmark 19.44 13 1980 - 2021
Iraq 18.61 14 1980 - 2021
Spain 17.39 15 1980 - 2021
Belgium 15.19 16 1980 - 2021
Czechia 15.15 17 1993 - 2021
Poland 15.1 18 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 13.89 19 1993 - 2021
Hong Kong 12.56 20 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 12.48 21 1992 - 2021
Croatia 10.66 22 1992 - 2021
South Africa 10.4 23 1980 - 2021
Canada 10.07 24 1980 - 2021
Portugal 9.54 25 1980 - 2021
Romania 8.7 26 1980 - 2021
Mexico 8.45 27 1980 - 2021
Slovenia 8.39 28 1992 - 2021
Sweden 8.34 29 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 8.28 30 1980 - 2021
Norway 8.24 31 1980 - 2021
Greece 7.58 32 1980 - 2021
India 7.44 33 1980 - 2021
Estonia 7.33 34 1992 - 2021
Serbia 6.98 35 2006 - 2021
Luxembourg 6.76 36 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 6.56 37 1980 - 2021
Argentina 6.35 38 1980 - 2021
Montenegro 5.94 39 2006 - 2021
Afghanistan 5.37 40 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 5.21 41 1992 - 2021
Macao 5.19 42 1980 - 2021
China 4.77 43 1980 - 2021
Latvia 4.67 44 1992 - 2021
Belarus 4.28 45 1992 - 2021
Russia 4.1 46 1992 - 2021
Cambodia 3.61 47 1980 - 2021
Moldova 3.43 48 1992 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 3.26 49 1992 - 2021
Georgia 3.19 50 1992 - 2021
Vietnam 3.08 51 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 2.84 52 1992 - 2021
Nepal 2.83 53 1980 - 2021
Namibia 2.79 54 1990 - 2021
Iran 2.74 55 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 2.55 56 1992 - 2021
Turkey 2.33 57 1980 - 2021
Ireland 2.31 58 1980 - 2021
Albania 2.25 59 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 2.12 60 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.86 61 1980 - 2021
Botswana 1.84 62 1980 - 2021
Morocco 1.83 63 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 1.67 64 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 1.57 65 1992 - 2021
Laos 1.48 66 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.36 67 1980 - 2021
Libya 1.35 68 1980 - 2021
Niger 1.16 69 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 1.09 70 1980 - 2021
Burkina Faso 1.06 71 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 0.97 72 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0.92 73 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.82 74 1980 - 2021
Suriname 0.8 75 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 0.77 76 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 0.65 77 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.65 78 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0.55 79 1980 - 2021
Malta 0.55 80 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0.53 81 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0.53 82 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 0.51 83 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 0.51 84 1980 - 2021
Algeria 0.5 85 1980 - 2021
Colombia 0.46 86 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 0.39 87 1980 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.38 88 1992 - 2021
Armenia 0.37 89 1992 - 2021
DR Congo 0.36 90 1980 - 2021
Senegal 0.36 91 1980 - 2021
Belize 0.35 92 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.35 93 1992 - 2021
Jordan 0.3 94 1980 - 2021
Honduras 0.29 95 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 0.25 96 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.21 97 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.2 98 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.2 99 1980 - 2021
Kenya 0.16 100 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.15 101 1992 - 2021
Zambia 0.14 102 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.12 103 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0.1 104 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.1 105 1980 - 2021
Egypt 0.1 106 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 0.09 107 1980 - 2021
Ghana 0.06 108 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.06 109 1980 - 2021
Panama 0.06 110 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 0.04 111 1980 - 2021
Peru 0.04 112 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.04 113 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.02 114 1980 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.02 115 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.02 116 1980 - 2021
Angola 0 117 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0 118 1980 - 2021
Aruba 0 119 1986 - 2021
Australia 0 120 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 0 121 1980 - 2021
Barbados 0 122 1980 - 2021
Bermuda 0 123 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 0 124 1980 - 2021
Brunei 0 125 1980 - 2021
Burma 0 126 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0 127 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 128 1980 - 2021
Chad 0 129 1980 - 2021
Chile 0 130 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0 131 1980 - 2021
Cuba 0 132 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 0 133 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0 134 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0 135 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0 136 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0 137 1994 - 2021
Ethiopia 0 138 1980 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 139 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0 140 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0 141 1980 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 142 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0 143 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0 144 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 145 1980 - 2021
Guyana 0 146 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0 147 1980 - 2021
Iceland 0 148 1980 - 2021
Israel 0 149 1980 - 2021
Jamaica 0 150 1980 - 2021
Japan 0 151 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 0 152 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0 153 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0 154 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0 155 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0 156 1980 - 2021
Mauritius 0 157 1980 - 2021
Montserrat 0 158 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0 159 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0 160 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 0 161 1980 - 2021
North Korea 0 162 1980 - 2021
Oman 0 163 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0 164 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 165 1980 - 2021
Philippines 0 166 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0 167 1980 - 2021
Qatar 0 168 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 169 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 170 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0 171 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 172 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0 173 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0 174 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0 175 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0 176 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 177 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0 178 1980 - 2021
South Korea 0 179 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0 180 1980 - 2021
Sudan 0 181 1980 - 2021
Syria 0 182 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 0 183 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0 184 1980 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0 185 1980 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 186 1992 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 187 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 0 188 1980 - 2021
Yemen 0 189 1980 - 2021


Definition: Annual import of electricity in billion kWh.
53.17
51.34
46.56
31.63
31.29
28.74
26.44
24.53
24.00
23.15
20.89
19.97
19.44
18.61
17.39
15.19
15.15
15.10
13.89
12.56
12.48
10.66
10.40
10.07
9.54
8.70
8.45
8.39
8.34
8.28
8.24
7.58
7.44
7.33
6.98
6.76
6.56
6.35
5.94
5.37
5.21
5.19
4.77
4.67
4.28
4.10
3.61
3.43
3.26
3.19
3.08
2.84
2.83
2.79
2.74
2.55
2.33
2.31
2.25
2.12
1.86
1.84
1.83
1.67
1.57
1.48
1.36
1.35
1.16
1.09
1.06
0.97
0.92
0.82
0.80
0.77
0.65
0.65
0.55
0.55
0.53
0.53
0.51
0.51
0.50
0.46
0.39
0.38
0.37
0.36
0.36
0.35
0.35
0.30
0.29
0.25
0.21
0.20
0.20
0.16
0.15
0.14
0.12
0.10
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
13.3
26.6
39.9
53.17
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