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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2014   |  Release Date:  July 30, 2014   |  Next Release Date: August 28, 2014   |   XLS     

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May 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 2014 has been released and it shows that two countries exported more than 1 million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 81 percent of United States crude oil imports in May while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 95 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of US crude oil imports for May were Canada (2,739 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,224 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (754 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (716 thousand barrels per day), and Iraq (351 thousand barrels per day). The rest of the top ten sources, in order, were Kuwait (334 thousand barrels per day), Colombia (222 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (211 thousand barrels per day), Angola (165 thousand barrels per day), and Brazil (108 thousand barrels per day).Total crude oil imports averaged 7,165 thousand barrels per day in May, which was a decrease of 382 thousand barrels per day from imports during April 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 3,265 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,241 thousand barrels per day.

Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-14 Apr-14 YTD 2014 May 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 2,739 2,769 2,735 2,329 2,571
SAUDI ARABIA 1,224 1,579 1,426 1,440 1,168
MEXICO 754 690 804 777 831
VENEZUELA 716 781 727 674 738
IRAQ 351 321 300 321 428
KUWAIT 334 342 369 361 323
COLOMBIA 222 303 296 373 389
ECUADOR 211 168 189 178 223
ANGOLA 165 95 107 316 188
BRAZIL 108 75 100 171 92
NIGERIA 84 153 85 345 338
CHAD 62 48 38 62 57
ARGENTINA 46 55 34 0 9
VIETNAM 32 10 8 0 9
ALGERIA 26 8 7 61 45

Total Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-14 Apr-14 YTD 2014 May 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,265 3,169 3,259 2,842 3,167
SAUDI ARABIA 1,241 1,607 1,442 1,440 1,172
MEXICO 803 748 864 885 915
VENEZUELA 772 853 777 720 768
RUSSIA 352 405 349 552 473
IRAQ 351 321 300 321 428
KUWAIT 334 342 372 361 324
COLOMBIA 247 334 331 389 410
ECUADOR 217 170 191 178 227
UNITED KINGDOM 179 170 139 170 125
ANGOLA 178 118 124 328 203
INDIA 150 140 102 142 70
BRAZIL 136 100 122 193 120
NETHERLANDS 127 110 107 88 106
NIGERIA 118 187 114 395 390

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

Crude Oil Imports From Persian Gulf 2013 (January - December)

Explanatory Notes

Sources  - 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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