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Company Level Imports

With Data for November 2014   |  Release Date:  January 29, 2015   |  Next Release Date: February 26, 2015   |   XLS     

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November 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in November 2014 show that two countries, Canada and Saudi Arabia, exported more than one million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 82% of United States crude oil imports in November while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 97% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for November were Canada (2,916 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,014 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (884 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (744 thousand barrels per day), and Iraq (421 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (410 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (221 thousand barrels per day), Angola (184 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (137 thousand barrels per day), and Ecuador (114 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,274 thousand barrels per day in November, which was an increase of 144 thousand barrels per day from imports during October 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in November; exporting 3,443 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,014 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-14 Oct-14 YTD 2014 Nov 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 2,916 3,050 2,844 2,560 2,565
SAUDI ARABIA 1,014 826 1,191 1,556 1,307
MEXICO 884 734 784 973 839
VENEZUELA 744 627 738 759 751
IRAQ 421 243 372 182 342
COLOMBIA 410 325 297 270 378
BRAZIL 221 254 141 114 111
ANGOLA 184 142 133 108 209
KUWAIT 137 304 320 397 325
ECUADOR 114 242 206 224 235
CHAD 48 108 60 47 62
LIBYA 48 - 4 - 47
AZERBAIJAN 35 102 25 - 28
ARGENTINA 23 32 31 17 15
NIGERIA 18 32 54 64 256

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-14 Oct-14 YTD 2014 Nov 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,443 3,452 3,335 3,130 3,127
SAUDI ARABIA 1,014 826 1,198 1,563 1,311
MEXICO 945 834 844 1,014 908
VENEZUELA 800 701 793 796 802
COLOMBIA 427 354 320 308 398
IRAQ 421 243 372 182 342
BRAZIL 224 258 157 133 156
ANGOLA 209 147 148 125 223
RUSSIA 170 316 325 325 479
KUWAIT 137 304 322 397 327
ECUADOR 120 242 208 235 240
UNITED KINGDOM 110 109 115 124 148
ALGERIA 88 101 108 144 116
NETHERLANDS 68 119 81 78 89
KOREA, SOUTH 63 82 61 58 69

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2014 (January - June)

Explanatory notes

Sources  - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) petroleum imports data are available at the company level. The data source is the Form EIA-814, "Monthly Imports Report."

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