Asian LNG Imports Up 14% In 2018... With Qatar Sales Up 9%


chart Asian* LNG Imports Rose 14% For 10M18 (Mn T): China Up A Whopping 43% To Already Top 2017’s Annual Record Of 38.3mn T; Korea, India And Taiwan All Also On Track For Annual Records
chart Buying From Qatar Is Up 9% Y-O-Y But Still Well Down On Record 2013 Levels
chart Overall Jan-Oct 2018 Volumes Are Up 43% On 2017’s Record Levels, Though Gains Have Eased In Recent Months
chart #1 Supplier Australia Has Seen A 33% Rise To 18.4mn T As New Export Capacity Comes Onstream
chart Qatar Remains Distant #2 Despite 34% Y-O-Y Rise With Jan-Oct Imports Of 7.57mn Tons Already Above Last Year’s Annual Record Of 7.49mn T