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Company Level Imports

With Data for December 2014   |  Release Date:  February 27, 2015   |  Next Release Date: March 30, 2015   |   XLS     

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December 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in December 2014 show that one country, Canada, exported more than one million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 81% of United States crude oil imports in December while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 96% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for December were Canada (3,324 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (813 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (748 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (680 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (282 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (273 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (255 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (197 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (182 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (168 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,209 thousand barrels per day in December, which was a decrease of 65 thousand barrels per day from imports during November 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in December; exporting 3,955 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 821 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-14 Nov-14 YTD 2014 Dec 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,324 2,916 2,885 2,730 2,579
SAUDI ARABIA 813 1,014 1,159 1,519 1,325
MEXICO 748 884 781 978 850
VENEZUELA 680 744 733 798 755
IRAQ 282 421 364 332 341
COLOMBIA 273 410 294 249 367
ECUADOR 255 114 210 198 232
KUWAIT 197 137 309 332 326
BRAZIL 182 221 145 95 110
ANGOLA 168 184 136 117 201
NIGERIA 111 18 59 65 239
CHAD 77 48 61 108 66
INDONESIA 50 12 20 15 18
PERU 13 - 9 25 11
LIBYA 11 48 5 - 43

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-14 Nov-14 YTD 2014 Dec 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,955 3,443 3,388 3,296 3,142
MEXICO 821 945 842 1,030 919
SAUDI ARABIA 813 1,014 1,166 1,520 1,329
VENEZUELA 743 800 789 847 806
RUSSIA 355 170 327 265 460
COLOMBIA 287 427 317 293 389
IRAQ 282 421 364 332 341
ECUADOR 255 120 212 198 236
BRAZIL 198 224 160 105 151
KUWAIT 197 137 311 332 328
ANGOLA 180 209 151 136 216
NIGERIA 144 55 92 99 281
NETHERLANDS 129 68 85 90 89
ALGERIA 125 88 109 110 115
UNITED KINGDOM 119 110 116 146 147

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

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

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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