Which Country Consumes the Most Petroleum?

Total Petroleum Consumption ('000 bpd), 2013
Oil & Gas | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2013, USA ranked the highest in petroleum consumption with 18,961 '000 bpd followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Comoros with 1.00 '000 bpd, East Timor with 1.30 '000 bpd and Burundi with 1.50 '000 bpd.

Total petroleum consumption reached 91,195 '000 bpd in 2013 in the World according to EIA. This is 0.937 % more than in the previous year and 12.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total petroleum consumption reached an all time high of 91,195 '000 bpd in 2013 and an all time low of 58,785 '000 bpd in 1983. The average annual growth amounted to 1.12 % since 1980.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 20.8 % of petroleum consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 37.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 59.5 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Total Petroleum Consumption indicator page.