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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2015   |  Release Date:  June 30, 2015   |  Next Release Date: July 31, 2015   |   XLS     

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April 2015 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 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 87% of United States crude oil imports in April 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 April were Canada (3,214 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,205 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (801 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (641 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (397 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Brazil (219 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (186 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (139 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (108 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (88 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,208 thousand barrels per day in April, which was a decrease of 366 thousand barrels per day from imports during March 2015.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in April; exporting 3,863 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,205 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-15 Mar-15 YTD 2015 Apr-15 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,214 3,250 3,220 2,769 2,734
SAUDI ARABIA 1,205 1,047 988 1,579 1,479
VENEZUELA 801 803 738 781 730
MEXICO 641 804 731 690 817
COLOMBIA 397 504 409 303 314
BRAZIL 219 170 182 75 98
KUWAIT 186 277 242 342 378
IRAQ 139 122 177 321 287
ECUADOR 108 244 229 168 183
ANGOLA 88 80 92 95 92
CHAD 79 31 75 48 32
NIGERIA 48 98 43 153 85
INDONESIA 20 23 15 8 19
UNITED KINGDOM 18 13 15 - 9
ARGENTINA 17 32 26 55 30

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-15 Mar-15 YTD 2015 Apr-15 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,829 3,863 3,900 3,169 3,257
SAUDI ARABIA 1,205 1,047 1,004 1,607 1,494
VENEZUELA 857 849 789 853 778
MEXICO 713 875 802 748 880
COLOMBIA 409 523 428 334 353
RUSSIA 341 374 352 405 348
BRAZIL 232 170 195 100 118
KUWAIT 186 277 243 342 382
IRAQ 139 122 177 321 287
KOREA, SOUTH 117 151 112 55 36
ECUADOR 114 244 234 170 185
UNITED KINGDOM 112 77 102 170 128
ALGERIA 106 76 94 69 77
INDIA 104 93 102 140 89
ANGOLA 102 93 105 118 110

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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