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In 2011, total world petroleum production was 84.7 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States were by far the top petroleum producing countries with 11.1, 10.2, and 9.0 million barrels per day respectively. Iran was the fourth largest producer of petroleum with about 4 million barrels per day. The United States' neighbors Canada and Mexico also ranked within the top 10 petroleum-producing countries.

Top Petroleum-Producing Countries
Graphic showing petroleum production by country in 2011. Saudi Arabia produced the most at 11.1 million barrels per day. The world total was 84.7 million barrels per day. See table below for more detailed information.


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Petroleum Production by Country, 2011
Country Million Barrels per Day
Saudi Arabia 11.1
Russia 10.2
United States 9.0
Iran 4.2
China 4.1
Canada 3.6
United Arab Emirates 3.1
Mexico 2.9
Kuwait 2.7
Brazil 2.6
Iraq 2.6
Nigeria 2.5
Venezuela 2.5
Norway 2.0
Algeria 1.9
Angola 1.8
Kazakhstan 1.6
Qatar 1.6
United Kingdom 1.1
Azerbaijan 1.0
Indonesia 1.0
Colombia 0.9
India 0.9
Oman 0.9
Argentina 0.7
All Other Countries 8.0
World Total 84.7

Source: Energy Information Administration, World Oil Production

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