U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #334: August 23, 2004
China Is #2 in Oil Consumption
Because of a rapid growth in motorization, China is now second only to the United States in oil consumption. The graph shows the world ranking for each of the selected countries in vehicle production, vehicle sales, and oil use in 2003. Vehicle production in China grew by 40% from 2002 to 2003, while vehicle sales in that same period grew by 36%.
Vehicle Production, Vehicle Sales, and Oil Consumption
for Selected Countries, 2003
||Oil Use (barrels per day)|
Source: Transportation Technology R&D Center, Argonne National Laboratory, 2004.
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