Fact #839: September 22, 2014 World Petroleum Consumption Continues to Rise despite Declines from the United States and Europe

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From 1980 to 2013, overall world petroleum consumption has increased from 63 to 90 million barrels per day. Overall consumption is the total of the individual countries/regions shown below. Although petroleum consumption in the U.S. and Europe has declined since 2007, this is offset by increasing consumption from the rest of the world. China has seen a rapid increase in petroleum consumption over the last decade while India has experienced a gradual rise in petroleum consumption. Not including the U.S., Europe, China, and India, petroleum consumption by the rest of the world has increased by 12.4% from 2008 to 2013.

Petroleum Consumption for Selected Countries/Regions, 1980-2013

Graph showing petroleum consumption for selected countries/regions from 1980 to 2013.

Fact #839 Dataset

Supporting Information

Petroleum Consumption for Selected Countries/Regions, 1980-2013
Year (Million barrels per day)
United States Europe China India Rest of World World Total
1980 17.06 16.06 1.77 0.64 27.60 63.12
1981 16.06 14.80 1.71 0.73 27.66 60.95
1982 15.30 14.29 1.66 0.74 27.57 59.55
1983 15.23 13.93 1.73 0.77 27.12 58.78
1984 15.73 13.82 1.74 0.82 27.69 59.80
1985 15.73 13.79 1.89 0.89 27.79 60.08
1986 16.28 14.19 2.00 0.95 28.40 61.82
1987 16.67 14.33 2.12 0.99 29.00 63.11
1988 17.28 14.52 2.27 1.08 29.82 64.98
1989 17.33 14.56 2.38 1.15 30.68 66.09
1990 16.99 14.69 2.30 1.17 31.40 66.55
1991 16.71 14.80 2.50 1.19 32.01 67.21
1992 17.03 14.97 2.66 1.27 31.45 67.38
1993 17.24 14.93 2.96 1.31 31.15 67.59
1994 17.72 15.04 3.16 1.41 31.59 68.93
1995 17.72 15.39 3.36 1.57 32.08 70.13
1996 18.31 15.69 3.61 1.68 32.42 71.71
1997 18.62 15.85 3.92 1.77 33.31 73.46
1998 18.92 16.15 4.11 1.84 33.10 74.12
1999 19.52 16.02 4.36 2.03 33.94 75.88
2000 19.70 15.92 4.80 2.13 34.24 76.79
2001 19.65 16.10 4.92 2.18 34.63 77.48
2002 19.76 16.06 5.16 2.26 34.97 78.22
2003 20.03 16.16 5.58 2.35 35.70 79.81
2004 20.73 16.28 6.44 2.43 36.79 82.67
2005 20.80 16.40 6.70 2.51 37.74 84.15
2006 20.69 16.42 7.26 2.69 38.21 85.27
2007 20.68 16.24 7.53 2.80 38.83 86.09
2008 19.50 16.15 7.47 2.86 38.72 84.70
2009 18.77 15.38 8.54 3.11 39.12 84.92
2010 19.18 15.34 9.33 3.26 40.42 87.53
2011 18.88 14.93 9.50 3.28 41.89 88.49
2012 18.49 14.42 9.87 3.45 42.93 89.16
2013 18.89 14.30 10.12 3.51 43.52 90.33
Source: Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics, accessed August 2014.

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