Oil production

World oil production grew by only 0.4 million b/d in 2016, the slowest growth since 2013

Production in the Middle East rose by 1.7 million b/d, driven by Iran (+700,000 b/d) Iraq (+400,000 b/d) and Saudi Arabia (+400,000 b/d, but this was largely offset by declines in North America, South & Central America, Africa and Asia Pacific. Production outside of the Middle East fell by 1.3 million b/d, with the largest declines in the US (-400,000 b/d), China (-310,000 b/d) and Nigeria (-280,000 b/d).

Oil production by region (million barrels daily)

Oil production by region (million barrels daily)


Oil production data includes crude oil, tight oil, oil sands and NGLs (the liquid content of natural gas where this is recovered separately). The data excludes liquid fuels from other sources such as biomass and derivatives of coal and natural gas.

World oil production tables are available in both thousand barrels daily and million tonnes.

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