Oil prices have significant impact on trade and regional economies. The chart below, based on data from BP, shows which regions are the largest importers of oil and from where these imports come. Europe was the biggest importer in 2015 and about half its oil came from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Looking across columns in the Marimekko chart you can see that the Middle East is a major exporter to all regions of the world:
The Marimekko chart provides a drill down on oil imports and answers two questions: who are the biggest importers and from which regions do they get their oil? I sorted the chart so that the biggest importers are on the left and the biggest exporters to each region are on the bottom. The exceptions are the our other category (in this chart called “Rest of World”) appears on the top and the right. I added the percentages to each segment so that you can see what part of total imports to a region came from a certain region. Here are two SlideShare charts to download and edit using our software. The first is above and the other reverses importers and exporters.