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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2015   |  Release Date:  July 31, 2015   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2015   |   XLS     

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May 2015 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 2015 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 84% of United States crude oil imports in May 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 May were Canada (2,908 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,207 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (850 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (587 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (525 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (283 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (222 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (162 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (98 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (94 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,245 thousand barrels per day in May, which was an increase of 38 thousand barrels per day from imports during April 2015.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 3,557 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,210 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-15 Apr-15 YTD 2015 May-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 2,908 3,214 3,156 2,739 2,735
SAUDI ARABIA 1,207 1,205 1,033 1,224 1,426
VENEZUELA 850 801 761 716 727
MEXICO 587 641 701 754 804
COLOMBIA 525 397 433 222 296
IRAQ 283 139 198 351 300
KUWAIT 222 186 238 334 369
ECUADOR 162 108 215 211 189
BRAZIL 98 219 165 108 100
ANGOLA 94 88 93 165 107
CHAD 77 79 76 62 38
INDONESIA 64 20 25 5 16
NIGERIA 43 48 43 84 85
ARGENTINA 31 17 27 46 34
RUSSIA 23 - 14 23 5

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-15 Apr-15 YTD 2015 May-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,557 3,829 3,830 3,265 3,259
SAUDI ARABIA 1,210 1,205 1,046 1,241 1,442
VENEZUELA 897 857 811 772 777
MEXICO 663 713 774 803 864
COLOMBIA 535 409 450 247 331
RUSSIA 337 341 349 352 349
IRAQ 283 139 198 351 300
KUWAIT 222 186 239 334 372
ECUADOR 169 114 221 217 191
ALGERIA 150 106 105 102 82
UNITED KINGDOM 130 112 108 179 139
ANGOLA 119 102 108 178 124
KOREA, SOUTH 118 117 113 85 46
NORWAY 108 37 53 39 61
BRAZIL 108 232 177 136 122

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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