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Company Level Imports

With Data for November 2015   |  Release Date:  January 29, 2016   |  Next Release Date: February 29, 2016   |   XLS     

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November 2015 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in November 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 November 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 November were Canada (3,173 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,232 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (799 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (632 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (371 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (269 thousand barrels per day), Angola (191 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (191 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (140 thousand barrels per day), and Nigeria (72 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,371 thousand barrels per day in November, which was an increase of 250 thousand barrels per day from imports during October 2015.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in November; exporting 3,609 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,236 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-15 Oct-15 YTD 2015 Nov-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,173 2,947 3,146 2,938 2,840
SAUDI ARABIA 1,232 983 1,045 1,014 1,191
VENEZUELA 799 748 773 744 738
MEXICO 632 686 686 884 784
COLOMBIA 371 200 374 410 297
IRAQ 269 375 209 421 377
ANGOLA 191 181 121 184 137
ECUADOR 191 230 228 114 209
KUWAIT 140 170 207 137 320
NIGERIA 72 37 51 17 53
BRAZIL 68 181 188 221 141
CHAD 63 77 76 48 60
INDONESIA 44 56 33 12 17
AUSTRALIA 36 20 11 - 2
RUSSIA 20 73 27 - 20

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-15 Oct-15 YTD 2015 Nov-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,609 3,401 3,727 3,466 3,333
SAUDI ARABIA 1,236 983 1,052 1,014 1,199
VENEZUELA 843 802 823 800 794
MEXICO 721 756 757 945 844
COLOMBIA 402 221 392 427 320
RUSSIA 320 278 366 170 327
IRAQ 269 375 209 421 377
ANGOLA 231 193 134 209 152
ECUADOR 191 230 233 120 211
KUWAIT 140 170 207 137 322
ALGERIA 124 76 111 98 109
NIGERIA 114 65 77 55 87
BRAZIL 99 237 215 224 157
UNITED KINGDOM 92 99 122 110 116
KOREA, SOUTH 75 71 100 63 61

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

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2015 (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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