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Natural Gas price index

This post is a summary of the natural gas price developments. The price developments of natural gas are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Natural gas price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for natural gas prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of natural gas prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of natural gas
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of natural gas prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the natural gas market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Natural Gas price index


According to :

Natural gas, liquefied are the world’s 14th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Natural gas, liquefied were Australia ($25.7B), Qatar ($18.2B), United States ($13.2B), Malaysia ($7.3B), and Russia ($6.8B).

In 2020, the top importers of Natural gas, liquefied were Japan ($26.8B), China ($20.4B), South Korea ($14.2B), India ($7.26B), and Chinese Taipei ($4.74B).


Data source: IMF

This data has been partly provided by the IMF and the World Bank. The only change is that it has been indexed for Jan 2019 (so Jan 2019 is set as the index 1.00). The data is provided subject to the terms and conditions as defined by the IMF

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  • We aim to update the data series on the 11th and 25th of each month (but we do not always make it for each chart)
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  • We combine public publications, import/export records, company announcements, and sources of ad-hoc public information.
  • The chart shows the price trend,  nearly always taken from many statistically-correlated sources 
  • The data is presented in US$. The UOM of measure is shown in the Index list table
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