The United States consumes more petroleum than any other country, accounting for 20% of world consumption in 2017. Despite a 2.8 million barrels per day (mmbd) increase from 1992 to 2017, the United States is responsible for a smaller share due to increased world consumption. The total amount of petroleum consumed world-wide grew from 67.2 mmbd in 1992 to 98.4 mmbd in 2017. China’s petroleum consumption increased 365% over this time period. Other countries with large increases were India, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil. Europe, Japan, and Russia decreased petroleum consumption from 1992 to 2017.
- Data were not available for 2016 and 2017 for China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil. The 2015 data were used as a proxy for those years.
- Europe includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia; and, for 2000 forward, Slovenia.
- No country in the "other" category consumed more than 3%.
United States, Europe, Japan, and World – Energy Information Administration, July 2018 Monthly Energy Review, released July 26, 2018
China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil - Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics, accessed August 9, 2018.