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Company Level Imports

With Data for February 2016   |  Release Date:  April 29, 2016   |  Next Release Date: May 31, 2016   |   XLS     

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February 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in February 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 79% of United States crude oil imports in February 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 February were Canada (3,558 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,008 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (726 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (489 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (472 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Kuwait (289 thousand barrels per day), Nigeria (257 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (246 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (245 thousand barrels per day), and Brazil (144 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,910 thousand barrels per day in February, which was an increase of 236 thousand barrels per day from imports during January 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in February; exporting 4,201 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,011 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-16 Jan-16 YTD 2016 Feb-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,558 3,446 3,500 3,207 3,208
SAUDI ARABIA 1,008 1,054 1,032 911 846
VENEZUELA 726 650 686 736 672
MEXICO 489 630 562 701 739
COLOMBIA 472 463 468 323 365
KUWAIT 289 205 246 237 252
NIGERIA 257 92 172 2 11
ECUADOR 246 334 291 231 282
IRAQ 245 252 248 222 225
BRAZIL 144 163 153 114 170
CHAD 130 59 93 102 97
ANGOLA 119 166 144 153 101
ALGERIA 37 - 18 - -
NORWAY 36 - 18 21 10
AZERBAIJAN 36 - 18 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-16 Jan-16 YTD 2016 Feb-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 4,201 4,111 4,155 3,936 3,956
SAUDI ARABIA 1,011 1,054 1,033 945 879
VENEZUELA 773 702 736 782 722
MEXICO 539 710 627 784 809
COLOMBIA 507 509 508 353 387
RUSSIA 436 384 409 300 347
KUWAIT 289 205 246 241 254
NIGERIA 274 132 200 38 45
ECUADOR 246 334 291 245 290
IRAQ 245 252 248 222 225
ALGERIA 174 126 149 112 97
BRAZIL 148 168 159 138 190
ANGOLA 133 166 150 181 114
CHAD 130 59 93 102 97
INDIA 88 49 68 91 106

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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