Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286

Global oil products demand outlook 2019-2045

The majority of oil demand is expected to be aimed towards light products, such as gasoline and ethane. In 2045, gasoline demand is forecast to climb to 27.4 million barrels per day. By comparison, daily diesel and gasoil demand is expected to reach 30 million barrels, the most of any oil product listed here. The consumption of liquid fuels was severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, declining by nearly twenty percent in the span of two months in early 2020. As many governments scrambled to implement travel restrictions, the aviation industry was hit particularly hard. Demand for jet fuel and kerosene is expected to have decreased by some 40 percent between 2019 and 2020.

The use of petroleum products in daily life

Crude oil serves as a feedstock for a great variety of industrial products. While transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel are the most common examples used when referring to petroleum products, synthetic materials such as plastic packaging and many pharmaceutical drugs are also oil- and natural gas-based. In 2019, the global market value of petrochemicals stood at an estimated 441 billion U.S. dollars and was forecast to grow to over 650 billion U.S. dollars by 2027. In a world where convenience often trumps the more environmentally friendly choice, petroleum products, particularly of the non-heavy variety, are expected to continue being in high demand.

Oil production value by 2040

Depending on the content of stimulus packages following the pandemic, the oil and gas production value may look decidedly different in the coming years. In the “2020 stated policy scenario”, which followed governmental policies that had been decided up until that year, oil production would value at 12.8 trillion U.S. dollars by 2040. In the “2020 sustainable development scenario”, which would see governments adhering to sustainability and emission goals set by the UN, oil production would be worth only 8.7 trillion U.S. dollars.

Demand outlook for selected oil products worldwide from 2019 to 2045

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date




Survey time period


Open this statistic in...
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Oil industry worldwide"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.