Trade datasets are not the right starting point to discuss trade in natural gasFacts & Figures, April 4, 2022
By Cecilia Bellora, Pierre Cotterlaz, Malte Thie
The Ukrainian conflict has brought to the forefront the issue of Europe's dependence on hydrocarbon imports. Trade data are the usual source to construct a measure of interdependence between states. In the case of natural gas, however, they do not provide a reliable picture of actual flows.