Oil Production By Country 2019

What country is the largest producer of crude oil?

Crude oil production is defined as the quantities of oil extracted from the ground after the removal of inert matter or impurities. Crude oil is a mineral oil consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons of natural origin, yellow to black in color, and of variable density and viscosity. Once extracted, crude oil undergoes distillation to break down the liquid into various products depending on weight.

The thousands of products derived from crude oil are very beneficial and have improved the quality of life for people around the world. The largest share of crude oil is used for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and heating oils. Heavier products are used to make asphalt for our cars to travel on and lubricating oils such as petroleum jelly for soaps and detergents.

In 2018, the United States surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become to world’s largest crude oil producer. The main producers of oil in the United States are Alaska, Texas, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The United States currently produces approximately 12,108,000 barrels per day. Russia follows with 10,709,000 barrels and then Saudi Arabia with 9,580,000 barrels.

Below is a table with each country’s crude oil production in thousands of barrels per day.

Country Crude Oil Production (thousands barrels per day) Population 2019
United States12108329,064,917
Russia10835145,872,256
Saudi Arabia958034,268,528
Iraq462039,309,783
Canada412937,411,047
China38231,433,783,686
United Arab Emirates30689,770,529
Kuwait26524,207,083
Brazil2604211,049,527
Iran221382,913,906
Nigeria1948200,963,599
Mexico1698127,575,529
Kazakhstan163418,551,427
Qatar15102,832,067
Norway13985,378,857
Angola125931,825,295
United Kingdom108267,530,172
Libya10786,777,452
Algeria103243,053,054
Oman9704,974,986
Venezuela90628,515,829
Colombia89050,339,443
Azerbaijan76910,047,718
Indonesia759270,625,568
India6771,366,417,754
Egypt626100,388,073
Malaysia61731,949,777
Ecuador53117,373,662
Argentina50844,780,677
Australia35325,203,198
Republic Of The Congo3405,380,508
Thailand24269,625,582
Vietnam23396,462,106
Turkmenistan2175,942,089
Ghana21430,417,856
Gabon1802,172,579
Equatorial Guinea1561,355,986
Chad13615,946,876
Denmark1185,771,876
Pakistan92216,565,318
Brunei89433,285
Italy8160,550,075
Sudan7942,813,238
Romania7019,364,557
Cameroon6925,876,380
Yemen6129,161,922
Trinidad And Tobago591,394,973
Bolivia5911,513,100
Turkey5683,429,615
Peru5432,510,453
Papua New Guinea518,776,109
Cuba5011,333,483
Ivory Coast4925,716,544
Uzbekistan4132,981,716
Bahrain401,641,172
Germany3983,517,045
Tunisia3711,694,719
Ukraine3443,993,638
Belarus319,452,411
New Zealand274,783,063
Syria2517,070,135
Mongolia203,225,167
Hungary199,684,679
Suriname16581,372
Serbia168,772,235
Netherlands1517,097,130
Croatia144,130,304
Albania132,880,917
Austria138,955,102
Guatemala917,581,472
Niger723,310,715
Mauritania44,525,696
Chile418,952,038
Bangladesh3163,046,161
Japan3126,860,301
Belize2390,353
Lithuania22,759,627
Czech Republic210,689,209
Barbados1287,025
Kyrgyzstan16,415,850
Bulgaria17,000,119
Georgia0.43,996,765
Israel0.398,519,377
Slovakia0.25,457,013
Tajikistan0.189,321,018
Morocco0.1636,471,769
Slovenia0.012,078,654