In 1,000 of barrels per day.
Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
World Oil Consumption, 1965-2009
World oil consumption has almost tripled since 1965. North American
and European consumption has remained relatively constant over the last
25 years. A significant share of the new oil demand is assumed by Pacific
Asian nations going through rapid industrialization and motorization,
particularly China, which has become the world's second largest importer
after the United States.