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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2016   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2016   |  Next Release Date: June 30, 2016   |   XLS     

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March 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 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 80% of United States crude oil imports in March while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 95% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for March were Canada (3,300 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,265 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (773 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (575 thousand barrels per day), and Colombia (518 thousand barrels per day). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (365 thousand barrels per day), Nigeria (269 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (264 thousand barrels per day), Angola (160 thousand barrels per day), and Kuwait (123 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 8,042 thousand barrels per day in March, which was an increase of 132 thousand barrels per day from imports during February 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 3,882 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,309 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-16 Feb-16 YTD 2016 Mar-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,300 3,558 3,432 3,250 3,223
SAUDI ARABIA 1,265 1,008 1,111 1,047 915
VENEZUELA 773 726 716 803 717
MEXICO 575 489 566 804 761
COLOMBIA 518 472 485 504 413
IRAQ 365 245 288 122 189
NIGERIA 269 257 205 98 41
ECUADOR 264 246 282 244 269
ANGOLA 160 119 149 80 94
KUWAIT 123 289 204 277 261
BRAZIL 99 144 135 170 170
NORWAY 87 36 41 19 13
CHAD 60 130 82 31 74
INDONESIA 33 35 44 23 13
UNITED KINGDOM 32 - 17 13 15

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-16 Feb-16 YTD 2016 Mar-15 YTD 2015
CANADA 3,882 4,201 4,062 3,863 3,924
SAUDI ARABIA 1,309 1,011 1,127 1,047 937
VENEZUELA 846 773 774 849 766
MEXICO 657 539 637 875 832
COLOMBIA 561 507 526 523 434
IRAQ 365 245 288 122 189
RUSSIA 329 436 382 374 356
NIGERIA 290 274 231 109 67
ECUADOR 264 246 282 244 274
ANGOLA 172 133 157 93 107
ALGERIA 147 174 148 76 89
NORWAY 143 61 88 52 40
UNITED KINGDOM 141 71 110 77 99
KUWAIT 123 289 204 277 262
BRAZIL 112 148 143 170 183

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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