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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2015   |  Release Date:  May 28, 2015   |  Next Release Date: June 29, 2015   |   XLS     

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March 2015 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 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 85% of United States crude oil imports in March 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 March were Canada (3,250 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,047 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (804 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (803 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (504 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Kuwait (277 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (244 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (170 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (122 thousand barrels per day), and Nigeria (98 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,574 thousand barrels per day in March, which was an increase of 465 thousand barrels per day from imports during February 2015.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 3,863 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,047 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-15 Feb-15 YTD 2015 Mar-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,250 3,207 3,223 2,709 2,722
SAUDI ARABIA 1,047 911 915 1,425 1,445
MEXICO 804 701 761 799 859
VENEZUELA 803 736 717 724 713
COLOMBIA 504 323 413 323 318
KUWAIT 277 237 261 356 390
ECUADOR 244 231 269 167 188
BRAZIL 170 114 170 63 106
IRAQ 122 222 189 291 276
NIGERIA 98 2 41 96 62
ANGOLA 80 153 94 106 91
ARGENTINA 32 25 29 31 22
CHAD 31 102 74 16 26
CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 24 9 11 - -
INDONESIA 23 16 13 42 23

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-15 Feb-15 YTD 2015 Mar-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,863 3,936 3,924 3,205 3,287
SAUDI ARABIA 1,047 945 937 1,444 1,456
MEXICO 875 784 832 871 924
VENEZUELA 849 782 766 772 753
COLOMBIA 523 353 434 382 360
RUSSIA 374 300 356 424 329
KUWAIT 277 241 262 360 395
ECUADOR 244 245 274 173 190
BRAZIL 170 138 183 72 124
KOREA, SOUTH 151 87 110 30 30
IRAQ 122 222 189 291 276
NETHERLANDS 109 81 89 90 100
NIGERIA 109 38 67 112 88
INDIA 93 91 101 112 72
ANGOLA 93 181 107 117 108

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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