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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2014   |  Release Date:  December 30, 2014   |  Next Release Date: January 29, 2015   |   XLS     

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October 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 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 78% of United States crude oil imports in October while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 95% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for October were Canada (3,050 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (826 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (734 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (627 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (325 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Kuwait (304 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (254 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (243 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (242 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (142 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,130 thousand barrels per day in October, which was a decrease of 378 thousand barrels per day from imports during September 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 3,452 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 834 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-14 Sep-14 YTD 2014 Oct 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,050 3,129 2,837 2,625 2,565
SAUDI ARABIA 826 1,004 1,209 1,360 1,282
MEXICO 734 816 774 824 825
VENEZUELA 627 756 738 721 750
COLOMBIA 325 325 285 358 389
KUWAIT 304 237 338 335 318
BRAZIL 254 106 134 58 111
IRAQ 243 350 367 226 357
ECUADOR 242 305 215 246 236
ANGOLA 142 183 128 201 219
CHAD 108 95 61 46 63
AZERBAIJAN 102 0 24 0 31
ARGENTINA 32 34 32 0 14
NIGERIA 32 32 58 145 275
GABON 32 22 19 21 27

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-14 Sep-14 YTD 2014 Oct 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,452 3,541 3,324 3,218 3,127
MEXICO 834 859 834 878 898
SAUDI ARABIA 826 1,004 1,217 1,362 1,286
VENEZUELA 701 823 793 759 803
COLOMBIA 354 333 309 384 407
RUSSIA 316 263 340 555 494
KUWAIT 304 245 340 335 320
BRAZIL 258 113 150 95 158
IRAQ 243 350 367 226 357
ECUADOR 242 305 216 251 240
ANGOLA 147 202 142 207 233
NETHERLANDS 119 55 82 83 90
CHAD 113 95 62 46 63
UNITED KINGDOM 109 57 116 160 150
AZERBAIJAN 102 0 25 1 32

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

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2014 (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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