Top Oil Producers and Consumers

In 2012, Saudi Arabia again ranked as the world's top oil producer. The United States, meanwhile, has the dubious honor of being the biggest consumer. Here's a look at the world's top 15 oil producers and consumers.

Producers

Country Thousand barrels per day
Saudi Arabia 11,726
United States 11,105
Russia 10,397
China 4,372
Canada 3,856
Iran 3,589
United Arab Emirates 3,213
Iraq 2,987
Mexico 2,936
Kuwait 2,797
Brazil 2,652
Nigeria 2,524
Venezuela 2,489
Norway 1,902
Algeria 1,875

Consumers

Country Thousand barrels per day
United States 18,490
China 10,277
Japan 4,726
India 3,622
Russia 3,195
Saudi Arabia 2,861
Brazil 2,807
Germany 2,388
South Korea 2,301
Canada 2,281
Mexico 2,144
France 1,740
Iran 1,709
Indonesia 1,590
United Kingdom 1,503

Information Please® Database, © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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