Top 20 Oil Producing Countries in 1940

Which countries produced the most oil in 1940?
Source: this table
Units unknown but possibly in 1000's of tonnes
Some countries of 1940 aren't countries of the 2000s
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Last updated: January 5, 2019
First submittedApril 20, 2015
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prod'n
country
182,873
United States
31,100
USSR
26,896
Venezuela
8765
Iran
7939
Indonesia
6301
Mexico
5800
Romania
3535
Colombia
3226
Trinidad and Tobago
2948
Argentina
prod'n
country
2514
Iraq
1609
Peru
1128
Canada
1100
Germany
1034
Burma
967
Bahrain
929
Egypt
869
Brunei
700
Saudi Arabia
585
China
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Level 36
Oct 15, 2015
Trinidad and Brunei I couldn't even think of. Some surprised me such as Burma and Colombia.
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Level 53
Dec 23, 2015
I think it needs to be longer
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Level 60
Dec 27, 2017
Imperialism makes this a bit complicated; could do with allowing 'Dutch East Indies' as well as Indonesia for instance, and several others were British colonies at the time.
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Level 74
Dec 27, 2017
True. Dutch East Indies now also works.
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2019
USSR is not a present day country...
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2019
Thanks, instructions tweaked.
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2021
Fascinating.
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2021
I wonder how much is affected by it being 1940 - i.e. WWII had started (but not everywhere). It would be interesting to compare this to a list from 1938.