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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2016   |  Release Date:  June 30, 2016   |  Next Release Date: July 29, 2016   |   XLS     

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April 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 2016 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 78% of United States crude oil imports in April while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for April were Canada (3,038 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,139 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (741 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (700 thousand barrels per day), and Iraq (349 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (334 thousand barrels per day), Nigeria (218 thousand barrels per day), Angola (217 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (196 thousand barrels per day), and Ecuador (176 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,637 thousand barrels per day in April, which was a decrease of 405 thousand barrels per day from imports during March 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in April; exporting 3,558 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,154 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-16 Mar-16 YTD 2016 Apr-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,038 3,300 3,334 3,214 3,220
SAUDI ARABIA 1,139 1,265 1,118 1,205 988
VENEZUELA 741 773 722 801 738
MEXICO 700 575 600 641 731
IRAQ 349 365 303 139 177
COLOMBIA 334 518 448 397 409
NIGERIA 218 269 208 48 43
ANGOLA 217 160 166 88 92
KUWAIT 196 123 202 186 242
ECUADOR 176 264 256 108 229
BRAZIL 138 99 136 219 182
CHAD 96 60 85 79 75
OMAN 68 - 17 - -
RUSSIA 57 23 26 - 12
NORWAY 42 87 41 - 10

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-16 Mar-16 YTD 2016 Apr-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,558 3,882 3,937 3,829 3,900
SAUDI ARABIA 1,154 1,309 1,134 1,205 1,004
VENEZUELA 788 846 777 857 789
MEXICO 788 657 675 713 802
RUSSIA 509 329 413 341 352
COLOMBIA 386 561 491 409 428
IRAQ 349 365 303 139 177
NIGERIA 243 290 234 54 63
ANGOLA 242 172 178 102 105
KUWAIT 199 123 203 186 243
ECUADOR 182 264 257 114 234
BRAZIL 160 112 147 232 195
UNITED KINGDOM 149 141 120 112 102
ALGERIA 137 147 146 106 94
KOREA, SOUTH 114 83 91 117 112

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

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2015 (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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