Last update 8/9/2010.
All data and definition of oil from the Energy Information Administration (EIA of the US Department of Energy):
(1) Oil producing countries which are or have become net oil importers.
(2) Oil producing countries which will become net importers in the next years because their oil production has peaked or does not increase as fast as consumption
Argentina (peak production 1998)
Malaysia (peak production year 2004)
Mexico (peak production year 2004; around 70% of proven reserves have been produced; production may fall 5% pa over next years; exports are heavy oil; imports of light oil necessary for local refineries to work; 15/3/2010 interview with David Shields http://www.energybulletin.net/node/51953 )
Vietnam (peak production year 2004)
Syria (peak production year 1996)
Yemen (peak production year 2001)
(3) Oil producing countries where consumption and production is almost the same
Brazil (oil production growing)