Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Global Trade in Crude Oil

Crude oil is the world's single most actively-traded commodity. A World of Oil allows you to explore the world's leading exporters and importers of oil over the last 20 years.

A World of Oil uses a WebGL interactive globe to visualize the top ten importers and exporters of crude oil for each year from 1995 to 2014. You can also select individual countries on the map to view where the county imports oil from or where it exports oil to. You can even view the total amount of money made or spent on oil.

The 'Stories in Oil' section (accessed from the hamburger menu) picks out some interesting stories in the data. For example, 'US Spend Falls' will take you to a view showing USA oil imports in 2012. Although still the largest importer of oil in 2012 the USA actually spent less on importing oil than in 2011.

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