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Company Level Imports

With Data for November 2016   |  Release Date:  January 31, 2017   |  Next Release Date: February 28, 2017   |   XLS     

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November 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in November 2016 show that two countries, Canada and Saudi Arabia, exported more than one million barrels per day (b/d) to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 79% of United States crude oil imports in November while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 94% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for November were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.0 million b/d), Venezuela (797,000 b/d), Mexico (623,000 b/d), and Iraq (414,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (315,000 b/d), Ecuador (250,000 b/d), Kuwait (228,000 b/d), Nigeria (209,000 b/d), and Brazil (164,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.1 million b/d in November, which was an increase of 446,000 b/d from imports during October 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in November; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.0 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-16 Oct-16 YTD 2016 Nov-15 YTD 2015
Canada 3,556 3,236 3,239 3,173 3,146
Saudi Arabia 1,000 1,023 1,105 1,232 1,046
Venezuela 797 724 744 799 771
Mexico 623 555 588 632 686
Iraq 414 508 402 269 209
Colombia 315 316 449 371 377
Ecuador 250 197 237 191 228
Kuwait 228 154 205 140 205
Nigeria 209 207 209 72 48
Brazil 164 173 148 68 190
Angola 161 122 164 191 121
Algeria 129 156 45 - 3
Chad 32 61 67 63 76
Libya 27 - 10 6 3
United Arab Emirates 26 - 11 - 2

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-16 Oct-16 YTD 2016 Nov-15 YTD 2015
Canada 4,054 3,618 3,774 3,621 3,739
Saudi Arabia 1,003 1,025 1,113 1,236 1,053
Venezuela 845 741 797 843 821
Mexico 697 614 675 721 758
Iraq 434 508 407 269 209
Russia 419 483 444 320 385
Colombia 368 346 491 402 395
Algeria 300 296 180 124 111
Ecuador 250 203 240 191 234
Nigeria 247 232 238 114 74
Kuwait 228 154 205 140 205
Brazil 189 199 170 99 215
Angola 174 122 174 231 134
Korea, South 153 100 110 77 104
United Kingdom 137 89 122 92 124

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

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2016 (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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