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Where Will the World’s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?

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Where Will the World’s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?

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Every four minutes, approximately 1,000 babies are born across the globe. But in which countries are these babies the most statistically likely to come from?

Using data from the CIA World Factbook, this graphic by Pratap Vardhan (Stats of India) paints a picture of the world’s demographics, showing which countries are most likely to welcome the next 1,000 babies based on population and birth rates as of 2022 estimates.

The Next 1,000 Babies, By Country

Considering India has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, itโ€™s fairly unsurprising that it ranks first on the list. Of every 1,000 babies born, the South Asian country accounts for roughly 172 of them.

PlaceRegionBirths Per 1,000 Global Babies
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโ€‹ IndiaAsia171.62
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ChinaAsia102.84
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaAfrica56.50
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ PakistanAsia47.23
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo, Democratic Republic of theAfrica31.90
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ IndonesiaAsia31.20
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United StatesAmericas30.42
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น EthiopiaAfrica25.44
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท BrazilAmericas22.27
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ BangladeshAsia21.52
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ PhilippinesAsia18.75
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ EgyptAfrica16.98
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ TanzaniaAfrica15.61
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaAfrica13.89
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MexicoAmericas12.85
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ VietnamAsia11.96
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ SudanAfrica11.79
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช KenyaAfrica10.82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด AngolaAfrica10.68
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ AfghanistanAsia9.98
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaEurope9.85
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IranAsia9.73
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ MozambiqueAfrica8.72
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TurkeyAsia8.71
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช NigerAfrica8.46
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaAfrica7.84
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ CameroonAfrica7.65
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ IraqAsia7.34
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GhanaAfrica6.94
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ MyanmarAsia6.90
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JapanAsia6.34
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ MaliAfrica6.25
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AlgeriaAfrica6.01
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cote d'IvoireAfrica5.97
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ MadagascarAfrica5.93
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceEurope5.85
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyEurope5.62
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช YemenAsia5.61
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด ColombiaAmericas5.48
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina FasoAfrica5.41
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United KingdomEurope5.37
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ ChadAfrica5.34
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท ArgentinaAmericas5.29
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ ThailandAsia5.19
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ZambiaAfrica5.03
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ MoroccoAfrica4.70
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ MalawiAfrica4.27
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ BeninAfrica4.16
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ SenegalAfrica4.15
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช PeruAmericas4.08
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต NepalAsia3.95
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช VenezuelaAmericas3.78
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi ArabiaAsia3.69
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ ZimbabweAfrica3.67
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ MalaysiaAsia3.62
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ SyriaAsia3.60
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ UzbekistanAsia3.55
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ GuineaAfrica3.47
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด SomaliaAfrica3.45
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ BurundiAfrica3.28
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South SudanAfrica3.19
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ItalyEurope3.12
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น GuatemalaAmericas2.90
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UkraineEurope2.88
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CanadaAmericas2.85
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Korea, NorthAsia2.71
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea, SouthAsia2.63
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ RwandaAfrica2.56
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainEurope2.47
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ PolandEurope2.38
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ CambodiaAsia2.37
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AustraliaOceania2.36
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri LankaAsia2.35
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KazakhstanAsia2.19
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ EcuadorAmericas2.09
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra LeoneAfrica2.06
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New GuineaOceania2.04
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ TogoAfrica1.99
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด JordanAsia1.82
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น HaitiAmericas1.76
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ChileAmericas1.73
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด BoliviaAmericas1.65
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท LiberiaAfrica1.44
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican RepublicAmericas1.42
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NetherlandsEurope1.40
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ TajikistanAsia1.39
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African RepublicAfrica1.31
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo, Republic of theAfrica1.30
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TaiwanAsia1.28
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaAfrica1.28
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ HondurasAmericas1.24
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท EritreaAfrica1.23
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด RomaniaEurope1.19
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ LaosAsia1.19
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IsraelAsia1.14
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ LibyaAfrica1.13
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AzerbaijanAsia1.03
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BelgiumEurope0.95
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ ParaguayAmericas0.88
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KyrgyzstanAsia0.87
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El SalvadorAmericas0.86
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท MauritaniaAfrica0.86
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenEurope0.83
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ CubaAmericas0.82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab EmiratesAsia0.79
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ NicaraguaAmericas0.76
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ TurkmenistanAsia0.72
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CzechiaEurope0.68
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SwitzerlandEurope0.65
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BelarusEurope0.63
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AustriaEurope0.62
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HungaryEurope0.62
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ OmanAsia0.61
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น PortugalEurope0.60
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceEurope0.59
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PanamaAmericas0.57
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa RicaAmericas0.55
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-BissauAfrica0.54
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ West BankAsia0.54
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ GambiaAfrica0.51
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง LebanonAsia0.51
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ NamibiaAfrica0.50
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NorwayEurope0.49
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkEurope0.49
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช IrelandEurope0.48
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New ZealandOceania0.47
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GabonAfrica0.45
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SerbiaEurope0.44
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong KongAsia0.43
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FinlandEurope0.43
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BulgariaEurope0.41
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Gaza StripAsia0.41
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ KuwaitAsia0.40
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช GeorgiaAsia0.40
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ SingaporeAsia0.39
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ MongoliaAsia0.38
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ LesothoAfrica0.37
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial GuineaAfrica0.37
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SlovakiaEurope0.36
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ BotswanaAfrica0.36
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ JamaicaAmericas0.33
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ Timor-LesteAsia0.33
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ UruguayAmericas0.32
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ AlbaniaEurope0.29
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CroatiaEurope0.27
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ MoldovaEurope0.25
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ArmeniaAsia0.24
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and HerzegovinaEurope0.24
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ KosovoEurope0.21
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ EswatiniAfrica0.19
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LithuaniaEurope0.18
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto RicoAmericas0.18
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ QatarAsia0.17
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North MacedoniaEurope0.16
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ DjiboutiAfrica0.16
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ComorosAfrica0.14
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ BahrainAsia0.14
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SloveniaEurope0.13
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LatviaEurope0.12
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon IslandsOceania0.12
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ FijiOceania0.11
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and TobagoAmericas0.11
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น BhutanAsia0.10
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ CyprusAsia0.10
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ GuyanaAmericas0.10
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ MauritiusAfrica0.09
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cabo VerdeAfrica0.08
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EstoniaEurope0.08
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท SurinameAmericas0.07
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ BelizeAmericas0.06
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ BruneiAsia0.06
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LuxembourgEurope0.06
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช MontenegroEurope0.05
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ VanuatuOceania0.05
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao Tome and PrincipeAfrica0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป MaldivesAsia0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด MacauAsia0.04
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas, TheAmericas0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ IcelandEurope0.03
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaEurope0.03
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ New CaledoniaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French PolynesiaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ SamoaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง BarbadosAmericas0.02
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ GuamOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ KiribatiOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด TongaOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ CuracaoAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint LuciaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia, Federated States ofOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall IslandsOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ GrenadaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and BarbudaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ ArubaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช JerseyEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ Virgin IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ SeychellesAfrica0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ DominicaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of ManEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ BermudaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ต Northern Mariana IslandsOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ GreenlandAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ Turks and Caicos IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด Faroe IslandsEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธ American SamoaOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and NevisAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ GuernseyEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ AndorraEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Sint MaartenAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ Saint MartinAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ British Virgin IslandsAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GibraltarEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ LiechtensteinEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San MarinoEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป TuvaluOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ PalauOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ AnguillaAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ MonacoEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท NauruOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ Wallis and FutunaOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Cook IslandsOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaAfrica0.00
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Saint BarthelemyAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ MontserratAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Americas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and MiquelonAmericas0.00

Itโ€™s worth noting that, while India ranks number one on the list, the countryโ€™s birth rate (which is its total number of births in a year per 1,000 individuals) is actually slightly below the global average, at 16.8 compared to 17.7 respectively.

China, which comes second on the list, is similar to India, with a high population but relatively low birth rate as well. On the other hand, Nigeria, which ranks third on the list, has a birth rate thatโ€™s nearly double the global average, at 34.2.

Why is Nigeriaโ€™s birth rate so high?

There are various intermingling factors at play, but one key reason is the fact that Nigeria’s economy still is developing, and ranks 131st globally in terms of GDP per capita. Further, access to education for women is still not as widespread as it could be, and research shows that this is strongly correlated with higher birth rates.

The World’s Population Growth Rate is Declining

While there are hundreds of thousands of babies born around the world each day, itโ€™s worth mentioning that the worldโ€™s overall population growth rate has actually been declining since the 1960s.

This is happening for a number of reasons, including:

  • Increased wealth around the world, which research has correlated with fewer births
  • Various government policies discouraging large families
  • The global shift from rural to urban living

By 2100, global population growth is expected to drop to 0.1%, which means weโ€™ll essentially reach net-zero population growth.

This would increase our global median age even further, which poses a number of economic risks if countries donโ€™t properly prepare for this demographic shift.

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Charted: The Worldโ€™s Biggest Oil Producers

Just three countriesโ€”the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russiaโ€”make up the lionโ€™s share of global oil supply. Here are the biggest oil producers in 2022.

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Charted: The Worldโ€™s Biggest Oil Producers in 2022

In 2022 oil prices peaked at more than $100 per barrel, hitting an eight-year high, after a full year of turmoil in the energy markets in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Oil companies doubled their profits and the economies of the biggest oil producers in the world got a major boost.

But which countries are responsible for most of the worldโ€™s oil supply? Using data from the Statistical Review of World Energy by the Energy Institute, weโ€™ve visualized and ranked the worldโ€™s biggest oil producers.

Ranked: Oil Production By Country, in 2022

The U.S. has been the worldโ€™s biggest oil producer since 2018 and continued its dominance in 2022 by producing close to 18 million barrels per day (B/D). This accounted for nearly one-fifth of the worldโ€™s oil supply.

Almost three-fourths of the country’s oil production is centered around five states: Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Alaska, and Colorado.

We rank the other major oil producers in the world below.

RankCountry2022 Production
(Thousand B/D)
YoY ChangeShare of
World Supply
1๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ U.S.17,770+6.5%18.9%
2๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia12,136+10.8%12.9%
3๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia11,202+1.8%11.9%
4๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada5,576+3.0%5.9%
5๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq4,520+10.2%4.8%
6๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China4,111+2.9%4.4%
7๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE4,020+10.4%4.3%
8๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran3,822+4.6%4.1%
9๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil3,107+3.9%3.3%
10๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait3,028+12.0%3.2%
11๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico1,944+0.9%2.1%
12๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway1,901-6.3%2.0%
13๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan1,769-2.0%1.9%
14๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar1,768+1.8%1.9%
15๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria1,474+8.9%1.6%
16๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria1,450-11.2%1.5%
17๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola1,190+1.1%1.3%
18๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya1,088-14.3%1.2%
19๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman1,064+9.6%1.1%
20๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK778-11.0%0.8%
21๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia754+2.4%0.8%
22๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India737-3.8%0.8%
23๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela731+8.1%0.8%
24๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina706+12.4%0.8%
25๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan685-5.6%0.7%
26๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia644-6.9%0.7%
27๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt613+0.8%0.7%
28๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia567-1.7%0.6%
29๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador481+1.7%0.5%
30๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia420-5.2%0.4%
31๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand331-17.5%0.4%
32๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo269-1.7%0.3%
33๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan244+1.0%0.3%
34๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam194-1.2%0.2%
35๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon191+5.4%0.2%
36๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan141-7.6%0.2%
37๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru128+0.5%0.1%
38๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad124+6.2%0.1%
39๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial
Guinea
119-9.2%0.1%
40๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syria93-2.7%0.1%
41๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy92-7.9%0.1%
42๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei92-13.8%0.1%
43๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen81-2.4%0.1%
44๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad
& Tobago
74-3.6%0.1%
45๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania65-6.2%0.1%
46๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark65-1.6%0.1%
47๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan63-0.9%0.1%
48๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan62-3.3%0.1%
49๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia40-12.9%0.0%
50Other CIS43+4.4%0.0%
51Other Middle East210+1.2%0.2%
52Other Africa283-3.4%0.3%
53Other Europe230-20.5%0.2%
54Other Asia Pacific177-10.6%0.2%
55Other S. &
Cent. America
381+68.5%0.4%
Total World93,848+4.2%100.0%

Behind America’s considerable lead in oil production, Saudi Arabia (ranked 2nd) produced 12 million B/D, accounting for about 13% of global supply.

Russia came in third with 11 million B/D in 2022. Together, these top three oil producing behemoths, along with Canada (4th) and Iraq (5th), make up more than half of the entire worldโ€™s oil supply.

Meanwhile, the top 10 oil producers, including those ranked 6th to 10thโ€”China, UAE, Iran, Brazil, and Kuwaitโ€”are responsible for more than 70% of the worldโ€™s oil production.

Notably, all top 10 oil giants increased their production between 2021โ€“2022, and as a result, global output rose 4.2% year-on-year.

Major Oil Producing Regions in 2022

The Middle East accounts for one-third of global oil production and North America makes up almost another one-third of production. The Commonwealth of Independent Statesโ€”an organization of post-Soviet Union countriesโ€”is another major regional producer of oil, with a 15% share of world production.

Region2022 Production
(Thousand B/D)
YoY ChangeShare of
World Supply
Middle East30,743+9.2%32.8%
North America25,290+5.3%27.0%
CIS14,006+0.9%14.9%
Africa7,043-3.5%7.5%
Asia Pacific7,273-1.4%7.8%
South & Central
America
6,3617.2%6.8%
Europe3,131-8.6%3.3%

Whatโ€™s starkly apparent in the data however is Europeโ€™s declining share of oil production, now at 3% of the worldโ€™s supply. In the last 20 years the EUโ€™s oil output has dropped by more than 50% due to a variety of factors, including stricter environmental regulations and a shift to natural gas.

Another lens to look at regional production is through OPEC members, which control about 35% of the worldโ€™s oil output and about 70% of the worldโ€™s oil reserves.

A pictogram of the regional per day production by the biggest oil producers in 2022.

When taking into account the group of 10 oil exporting countries OPEC has relationships with, known as OPEC+, the share of oil production increases to more than half of the worldโ€™s supply.

Oilโ€™s Big Balancing Act

Since itโ€™s the very lifeblood of the modern economy, the countries that control significant amounts of oil production also reap immense political and economic benefits. Entire regions have been catapulted into prosperity and wars have been fought over the control of the resource.

At the same time, the ongoing effort to pivot to renewable energy is pushing many major oil exporters to diversify their economies. A notable example is Saudi Arabia, whose sovereign wealth fund has invested in companies like Uber and WeWork.

However, the world still needs oil, as it supplies nearly one-third of global energy demand.

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