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Company Level Imports

With Data for February 2017   |  Release Date:  April 28, 2017   |  Next Release Date: May 31, 2017   |   XLS     

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February 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in February 2017 show that two countries, Canada and Saudi Arabia, exported more than one million barrels per day (b/d) to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 82% of United States crude oil imports in February 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 February were Canada (3.5 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.3 million b/d), Venezuela (679,000 b/d), Mexico (516,000 b/d), and Iraq (413,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (370,000 b/d), Kuwait (251,000 b/d), Brazil (234,000 b/d), Nigeria (213,000 b/d), and Ecuador (141,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million b/d in February, which was a decrease of 546,000 b/d from imports during January 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in February; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.3 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-17 Jan-17 YTD 2017 Feb-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,503 3,525 3,515 3,670 3,526
Saudi Arabia 1,338 1,344 1,341 1,062 1,058
Venezuela 679 704 692 752 698
Mexico 516 635 579 507 572
Iraq 413 622 523 253 253
Colombia 370 313 340 489 470
Kuwait 251 105 174 300 250
Brazil 234 195 213 149 156
Nigeria 213 315 267 266 175
Ecuador 141 247 197 255 296
Algeria 75 118 97 38 18
Angola 45 104 76 124 146
Chad 32 31 31 134 94
Russia 25 0 12 9 13
Libya 22 19 20 0 0

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-17 Jan-17 YTD 2017 Feb-16 YTD 2016
Canada 4,182 4,282 4,235 4,378 4,240
Saudi Arabia 1,338 1,345 1,342 1,067 1,060
Venezuela 751 749 750 802 754
Mexico 607 730 672 558 638
Iraq 413 622 523 253 253
Colombia 401 345 372 525 512
Russia 319 348 334 453 418
Brazil 254 219 235 154 161
Kuwait 251 105 174 300 250
Algeria 234 232 233 180 151
Nigeria 223 332 280 284 204
Ecuador 141 247 197 255 296
Korea, South 113 62 86 63 88
United Kingdom 96 141 120 76 97
Netherlands 81 75 78 89 84

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2016 (discontinued)

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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