Distribution of oil demand worldwide in 2016 by sector

Leading oil demanding sectors worldwide 2016 This statistic shows the distribution of oil demand worldwide as of 2016, broken down by sector. In 2016, approximately 50 percent of the global demand for oil was attributable to the road transportation sector. Thus, this is the sector with the world's largest demand for oil.
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Share of demand
Road50.21%
Petrochemicals14.26%
Residential/commercial/agricultural8.94%
Aviation7.45%
Marine bunkers3.4%
Electricity generation2.55%
Rail & domestic waterways1.7%
Other industry11.49%
Share of demand
Road50.21%
Petrochemicals14.26%
Residential/commercial/agricultural8.94%
Aviation7.45%
Marine bunkers3.4%
Electricity generation2.55%
Rail & domestic waterways1.7%
Other industry11.49%
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This statistic shows the distribution of oil demand worldwide as of 2016, broken down by sector. In 2016, approximately 50 percent of the global demand for oil was attributable to the road transportation sector. Thus, this is the sector with the world's largest demand for oil.
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Release date
November 2017
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
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Figures have been calculated based on total figures, which were represented in million barrels per day.
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