According to Ed Yardeni in the oil world oil demand is considerably dissimilar, which bring up the U.S., western Europe and japan; and the new world, which is classify as the rest of the world.

The below news is taken from Business Insider:

Crude oil use in the old world has slipped back to the recession lows of 2009, while demand in the new world surged to 51.5 million barrels per day last year, according to Yardeni. New world oil demand grew 2.8% in 2011, compared with a 1.2% decline in the old world. In fact, new world oil demand now exceeds old world demand by 36%.

Unsurprisingly, oil demand was the lowest in Western Europe, falling to the lowest level since the end of 1994.

Here’s a chart from Dr. Ed’s Blog that shows the different trajectories that old and new world oil demand are on:

new and old world demand for oil