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.