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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2016   |  Release Date:  July 29, 2016   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2016   |   XLS     

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May 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 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 76% of United States crude oil imports in May, 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 May were Canada (3,019 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,170 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (752 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (566 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (558 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (555 thousand barrels per day), Nigeria (241 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (225 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (177 thousand barrels per day), and Angola (161 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,946 thousand barrels per day in May, which was an increase of 309 thousand barrels per day from imports during April 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May, exporting 3,571 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,171 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-16 Apr-16 YTD 2016 May-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,019 3,038 3,270 2,908 3,156
SAUDI ARABIA 1,170 1,139 1,129 1,207 1,033
VENEZUELA 752 741 728 850 761
MEXICO 566 700 593 587 701
COLOMBIA 558 334 470 525 433
IRAQ 555 349 355 283 198
NIGERIA 241 218 215 43 43
ECUADOR 225 176 250 162 215
KUWAIT 177 196 197 222 238
ANGOLA 161 217 165 94 93
CHAD 107 96 90 77 76
BRAZIL 87 138 126 98 165
OMAN 66 68 27 - -
LIBYA 59 - 12 - 5
INDONESIA 53 34 44 64 25

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-16 Apr-16 YTD 2016 May-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,571 3,558 3,862 3,557 3,830
SAUDI ARABIA 1,171 1,154 1,141 1,210 1,046
VENEZUELA 787 788 779 897 811
MEXICO 676 788 675 663 774
COLOMBIA 570 386 507 535 450
IRAQ 555 349 355 283 198
RUSSIA 435 509 418 337 349
NIGERIA 297 243 247 58 62
ECUADOR 230 182 252 169 221
KUWAIT 177 199 197 222 239
ANGOLA 161 242 175 119 108
KOREA, SOUTH 147 114 103 118 113
INDIA 136 105 86 96 101
BRAZIL 110 160 140 108 177
CHAD 107 96 90 77 76

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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