Gasoline consumption per capita around the world

(August 4, 2016)

The chart shows the consumption of motor gasoline per capita across countries. The data on gasoline consumption were obtained from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the population data were collected from the United Nations.

The clear leader in terms of gasoline consumption is the U.S. with over 4 liters of gasoline per person per day. Have in mind that this number includes the entire population: every man, woman and child, old and young. So, with 314 million people living in the U.S. the total amount of gasoline consumed is well over 1 billion liters per day. Canada comes in second with 3.62 liters per person per day. The top rankings are rounded off mostly by oil producing countries.

At the other extreme are less developed countries with Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Laos at the bottom of the chart where the average person consumes only 0.01 liters of motor gasoline per day. Most European countries are somewhere in the middle of the global rankings with about 0.5 to 1 liter of gasoline consumption per day.

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