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Company Level Imports

With Data for August 2014   |  Release Date:  October 30, 2014   |  Next Release Date: November 26, 2014   |   XLS     

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August 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in August 2014 show that one country exported more than 1 million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 79% of United States crude oil imports in August 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 August were Canada (2,956 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (894 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (804 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (734 thousand barrels per day), and Iraq (543 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (326 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (305 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (263 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (203 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (122 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,471 thousand barrels per day in August, which was a decrease of 152 thousand barrels per day from imports during July 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in August; exporting 3,433 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 894 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-14 Jul-14 YTD 2014 Aug 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 2,956 2,802 2,774 2,613 2,561
SAUDI ARABIA 894 1,231 1,283 1,332 1,241
VENEZUELA 804 852 749 603 750
MEXICO 734 714 774 845 831
IRAQ 543 496 385 397 383
COLOMBIA 326 197 275 357 402
ECUADOR 305 214 200 344 234
KUWAIT 263 375 355 400 318
BRAZIL 203 137 122 150 107
ANGOLA 122 141 120 346 220
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 62 30 16 0 0
CHAD 62 92 51 81 64
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 32 0 5 33 14
RUSSIA 31 85 22 72 44
INDONESIA 25 8 16 11 12

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-14 Jul-14 YTD 2014 Aug 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,433 3,281 3,281 3,082 3,121
SAUDI ARABIA 894 1,232 1,293 1,332 1,243
VENEZUELA 867 901 801 678 805
MEXICO 798 753 831 912 908
IRAQ 543 496 385 397 383
RUSSIA 394 405 353 572 490
COLOMBIA 336 202 300 375 422
ECUADOR 305 214 202 349 237
KUWAIT 263 375 357 420 321
BRAZIL 214 157 141 241 153
ALGERIA 137 118 102 105 116
ANGOLA 129 159 134 376 237
INDIA 104 102 98 84 97
UNITED KINGDOM 84 118 124 163 149
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 62 30 16 0 1

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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