In 2017, global gas consumption grew by 3 per cent. Consumption in Europe rose strongly (+5.5 per cent) as well as in the Middle East (+4.8 per cent) and China (+15 per cent). This was offset somewhat by large falls in consumption in Peru (-11.1 per cent), and in Sweden (-19.1 per cent). Non-OECD countries (+4.4 per cent) recorded greater growth than OECD countries (+1.3 per cent). Meanwhile, the UK saw a decrease in consumption of -2 per cent.