10 Largest Oil Consuming Countries

The following list contains the top oil consuming countries in the world. Although industries are interested in using green and sustainable energies, the fact remains that we are still very much dependent in oil, and the oil consumption in the world is still growing. There’s also a correlation between the largest oil consuming countries and the largest oil producing countries

1. United States – 18.84 million oil barrels / day – United states is the largest oil consumer in the world, but is also the third largest oil producer, with a production of  8.45 million barrels a day

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: The United States

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: The United States

 

2. China – 9.8 million oil barrels / day – While China has the largest population in the world with over 1.3 billion residents, it comes second when it comes to oil consumption. China consumes just over half the consumption of the United States. China is also 5th when it comes to oil production

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: China

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: China

 

3. Japan – 4.46 million oil barrels / day – Japan’s consumption is less than half of China, but Japan almost doesn’t produce oil at all

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Japan

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Japan

4. India – 3.3 million oil barrels / day – The second largest population in the world is the 4th largest consumer of oil

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: India

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: India

 

5. Russia – 3.2 million oil barrels / day – Russia is the largest oil producer in the world with a production of 10.9 million oil barrels every day. This means that Russia is the first country in this list that produces more oil than it uses

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Russia

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Russia

 

6. Saudi Arabia – 2.81 million oil barrels / day – Saudi Arabia is the 6th largest oil consumer, but is also the second largest oil producer with almost 10 million barrels produces a day

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Saudi Arabia

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Saudi Arabia

 

7. Brazil – 2.6 million oil barrels / day – Brazil has the 5th largest population in the world which in a way correlates with it being the 7th largest oil consumer

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Brazil

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Brazil

8. Germany – 2.4 million oil barrels / day – The only Western European country among the top oil consumers

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Germany

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Germany

 

9. South Korea – 2.3 million oil barrels / day

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: South Korea

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: South Korea

 

10. Canada – 2.26 million oil barrels / day – Canada closes the list with a consumption of 2.26 million barrels a day. Canada is also the 6th largest oil producer with a production that exceeds its consumption: 3.59 million barrels a day

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Canada

Largest Oil Consuming Countries: Canada

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