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25 biggest consumers of oil in the world

Last updated on: March 22, 2013 19:10 IST

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Countries around the world are looking at ways to reduce consumption of oil primarily because of the high cost it takes on the foreign exchange.

Let's take a look at 25 biggest consumers of oil in the world, according to indexmundi.com.

Source: indexmundi.com

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Image: A petrol pump in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters
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The United States

Oil consumption in 2012: 19,150,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 1

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China

Oil consumption in 2012: 9,400,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 2

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Japan

Oil consumption in 2012: 4,452,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 3

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India

Oil consumption in 2012: 3,182,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 4

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Image: A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat in the waters of the Periyar river in Kochi, India.
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Saudi Arabia

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,643,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 5

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Germany

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,495,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 6

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Canada

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,209,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 7

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Russia

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,199,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 8

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South Korea

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,195,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 9

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Mexico

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,073,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 10

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Brazil

Oil consumption in 2012: 2,029,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 11

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France

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,861,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 12

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Iran

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,845,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 13

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The United Kingdom

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,622,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 14

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Italy

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,528,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 15

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Spain

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,441,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 16

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Indonesia

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,292,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 17

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Singapore

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,080,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 18

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The Netherlands

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,009,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 19

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Taiwan

Oil consumption in 2012: 1,002,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 20

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Thailand

Oil consumption in 2012: 988,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 21

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Australia

Oil consumption in 2012: 960,800 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 22

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Argentina

Oil consumption in 2012: 746,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 23

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Egypt

Oil consumption in 2012: 740,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 24

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Iraq

Oil consumption in 2012: 694,000 barrels of oil per day

Global rank in consumption: 25


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