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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2016   |  Release Date:  April 4, 2016   |  Next Release Date: April 29, 2016   |   XLS     

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January 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 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 81% of United States crude oil imports in January 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 January were Canada (3,446 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,054 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (650 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (630 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (463 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (334 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (252 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (205 thousand barrels per day), Angola (166 thousand barrels per day), and Brazil (163 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,675 thousand barrels per day in January, which was a decrease of 226 thousand barrels per day from imports during December 2015.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 4,111 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,054 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-16 Dec-15 YTD 2016 Jan-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,446 3,415 3,446 3,209 3,209
SAUDI ARABIA 1,054 1,119 1,054 788 788
VENEZUELA 650 840 650 615 615
MEXICO 630 707 630 773 773
COLOMBIA 463 321 463 402 402
ECUADOR 334 197 334 328 328
IRAQ 252 447 252 227 227
KUWAIT 205 193 205 266 266
ANGOLA 166 154 166 54 54
BRAZIL 163 193 163 220 220
NIGERIA 92 125 92 19 19
INDONESIA 63 43 63 - -
CHAD 59 31 59 92 92
ARGENTINA 26 27 26 30 30
UNITED KINGDOM 17 - 17 16 16

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-16 Dec-15 YTD 2016 Jan-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 4,111 4,042 4,111 3,974 3,974
SAUDI ARABIA 1,054 1,122 1,054 820 820
MEXICO 710 760 710 831 831
VENEZUELA 702 899 702 668 668
COLOMBIA 509 390 509 417 417
RUSSIA 384 219 384 389 389
ECUADOR 334 197 334 331 331
IRAQ 252 447 252 227 227
KUWAIT 205 193 205 266 266
BRAZIL 168 208 168 236 236
ANGOLA 166 166 166 54 54
NIGERIA 132 155 132 51 51
ALGERIA 126 74 126 82 82
UNITED KINGDOM 115 112 115 140 140
KOREA, SOUTH 111 85 111 90 90

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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