Which Country Consumes the Most Motor Gasoline?

Motor Gasoline Consumption ('000 bpd), 2015 or latest
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in motor gasoline consumption with 9,178 '000 bpd followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Guinea Bissau with 0.047 '000 bpd, Djibouti with 0.093 '000 bpd and Chad with 0.234 '000 bpd.

Total motor gasoline consumption reached 14,261 '000 bpd in 2015 in the World according to EIA. This is 67.6 % less than in the previous year and -48.5 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total motor gasoline consumption reached an all time high of 23,896 '000 bpd in 2014 and an all time low of 11,147 '000 bpd in 1982. The average annual growth amounted to 0.697 % since 1980.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 64.4 % of motor gasoline consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 89.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 121 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Motor Gasoline Consumption indicator page.

Motor Gasoline Consumption Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia '000 bpd 319 316 327 344 334
Brazil '000 bpd 329 393 467 530 547 ...
Canada '000 bpd 729 762 768 791 824
China '000 bpd 1,443 1,609 1,728 1,908 2,463 ...
Germany '000 bpd 467 454 454 427 426
India '000 bpd 308 319 338 368 400 ...
Indonesia '000 bpd 423 442 487 530 534 ...
Iran '000 bpd 414 375 377 352 404 ...
Japan '000 bpd 989 1,004 977 978 965
Malaysia '000 bpd 195 209 176 196 282 ...
Mexico '000 bpd 775 784 782 777 761
Russia '000 bpd 731 779 789 819 834 ...
Saudi Arabia '000 bpd 398 415 445 482 504 ...
USA '000 bpd 8,997 8,993 8,753 8,682 8,843
United Kingdom '000 bpd 361 349 334 320 306