Frequently Asked Questions

What countries are the top net importers of oil?

The top 10 largest net importers1 of oil2 in 2012 (million barrels per day):

United States 7.39
Japan 4.66
China 4.50
South Korea 2.24
India 2.20
Germany 2.16
France 1.63
Singapore 1.31
Italy 1.16
Spain 1.16

1 Net imports equals imports minus exports.
2 Oil includes crude oil, all other petroleum liquids, and biofuels.

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International energy statistics:
Crude oil imports
Total imports of refined petroleum products
Crude oil exports
Total exports of refined petroleum products

Last updated: June 18, 2015


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