Natural gas & LNG

Asia Pacific April 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

China’s economy is slowing, and growth will ease further next year.

China’s economic expansion is set to slow this year and next. The country’s GDP is forecast to grow by 6.3% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020, down from 6.6% in 2018. There are risks from uncertainty regarding Brexit and US foreign policy, which could undermine demand for Chinese exports and hit China’s economic growth. The country’s gas demand growth is already slowing compared with last year, in part because of the weakening expansion of the...