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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2015   |  Release Date:  March 30, 2015   |  Next Release Date: April 29, 2015   |   XLS     

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January 2015 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 2015 show that one country, Canada , 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 97% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for January were Canada (3,209 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (788 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (773 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (615 thousand barrels per day), Colombia (402 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (328 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (266 thousand barrels per day), Iraq (227 thousand barrels per day), Brazil (220 thousand barrels per day), and Chad (92 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,150 thousand barrels per day in January, which was a decrease of 60 thousand barrels per day from imports during December 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 3,974 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 831 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-15 Dec-14 YTD 2015 Jan-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,209 3,324 3,209 2,850 2,850
SAUDI ARABIA 788 813 788 1,462 1,462
MEXICO 773 748 773 981 981
VENEZUELA 615 680 615 661 661
COLOMBIA 402 273 402 342 342
ECUADOR 328 255 328 191 191
KUWAIT 266 197 266 462 462
IRAQ 227 282 227 249 249
BRAZIL 220 182 220 118 118
CHAD 92 77 92 15 15
ANGOLA 54 168 54 88 88
ARGENTINA 30 - 30 - -
RUSSIA 23 - 23 - -
INDIA 22 - 22 - -
LIBYA 20 11 20 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-15 Dec-14 YTD 2015 Jan-14 YTD 2014
CANADA 3,974 3,955 3,974 3,437 3,437
MEXICO 831 821 831 1,030 1,030
SAUDI ARABIA 820 813 820 1,462 1,462
VENEZUELA 668 743 668 687 687
COLOMBIA 417 287 417 373 373
RUSSIA 389 355 389 202 202
ECUADOR 331 255 331 191 191
KUWAIT 266 197 266 474 474
BRAZIL 236 198 236 126 126
IRAQ 227 282 227 249 249
UNITED KINGDOM 140 119 140 140 140
INDIA 119 58 119 71 71
CHAD 93 77 93 15 15
KOREA, SOUTH 90 58 90 22 22
ALGERIA 82 125 82 68 68

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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