Non-member Countries

Growing economic interdependence, environmental issues and an increasingly global energy market make IEA relations with non-member countries, industry, international organisations and other stakeholders especially important. Just over half of the world’s energy consumption now takes place outside the IEA region. Collectively, non-IEA countries will account for almost all growth in energy demand up to 2030.

Directed by its member countries, the IEA has developed close co-operative working relationships with major emerging economies such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. In 2015, China, Indonesia and Thailand activated Association status with the IEA. The Agency also works extensively with other countries in the Black Sea and Caspian regions as well as the Middle East and North Africa. OECD members Chile and Mexico are candidate countries for accession in the IEA. In order to become a member country, certain requirements must be met. For more information on IEA membership, click here.

See also: Key World Trends, IEA activates association – 2015 Ministerial Joint Declaration, Engagement worldwide, World Energy Statistics and Balances 2016, Key World Energy Statistics.