Energy trade

Australia is a net exporter of energy, including coal and natural gas, with net exports equal to around 66% of production. Australia also produces and exports large volumes of uranium oxide.

Most of Australia’s energy imports are of refined petroleum products and crude oil. Domestic refineries imported 75% of their feedstock in 2017–18, while over 50% of refined product consumption in Australia was met by imports. 

Australian energy trade 2017–18

The figure shows Australian energy imports and exports in 2017–18 by energy type in petajoules. Over this period Australia exported 14,739 PJ and imported 2,454 PJ of energy. More than 95% of Australia’s energy exports were from black coal and natural gas, whilst more than 90 per cent of energy imports were refined petroleum products and crude oil.

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