Global LNG market dynamics: H1 2018

August 2018 | Monika Stadnicka and Ewa Janiszewska-Kiewra

Our semi-annual overview provides a high-level look at the LNG market during the first half of 2018, comparing current LNG market dynamics with the same period a year ago. We include the biggest importers and exporters as well as the largest contributors to the 11.6 MT year-over-year growth in LNG supply and demand. Our summary also outlines capacity and utilization rates for each exporting and importing country.

Global LNG flows

LNG delivered globally

Liquefied volumes vs. actual capacity

Global liquefaction utilization

Net imports

Global imported volumes vs. regasification capacity

Global regasification utilization

Source: McKinsey Energy Insights LNGFlow, Fleetmon, and team analysis


Stay informed by subscribing to our insights—delivered directly to your inbox.


About the authors

Ewa Janiszewska-Kiewra is a Solution Manager and Monika Stadnicka is a Data Analyst both in McKinsey's Polish Knowledge Center.

McKinsey uses cookies to improve site functionality, provide you with a better browsing experience, and to enable our partners to advertise to you. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this Site, and how you can decline them, is provided in our cookie policy. By using this Site or clicking on "OK", you consent to the use of cookies.