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Company Level Imports

With Data for August 2019   |  Release Date:  October 31, 2019   |  Next Release Date: November 29, 2019   |   XLS     

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August 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in August 2019 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 August while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 94% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for August were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (708,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (417,000 b/d), Nigeria (380,000 b/d), and Colombia (323,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (303,000 b/d), Iraq (249,000 b/d), Russia (172,000 b/d), Brazil ( 93,000 b/d), and Libya ( 66,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.9 million b/d in August, which was an increase of 9,000 b/d from imports during July 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in August; exporting 4.4 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 744,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-19 Jul-19 YTD 2019 Aug-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,793 4,131 3,844 3,675 3,723
Mexico 708 636 627 895 681
Saudi Arabia 417 395 540 1,005 822
Nigeria 380 184 190 56 187
Colombia 323 296 356 300 336
Ecuador 303 182 183 183 180
Iraq 249 350 338 420 595
Russia 172 54 135 90 67
Brazil 93 234 121 190 156
Libya 66 32 56 19 56
Ghana 66 14 33 32 16
United Kingdom 65 95 70 37 54
Argentina 51 79 40 28 22
Kuwait 46 20 57 83 98
Angola 40 - 31 146 112

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-19 Jul-19 YTD 2019 Aug-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,376 4,660 4,452 4,233 4,326
Mexico 744 670 665 935 739
Russia 614 491 461 515 399
Saudi Arabia 461 454 579 1,039 841
Colombia 383 377 412 334 368
Nigeria 380 193 197 66 202
Ecuador 329 198 189 183 182
Iraq 249 360 339 421 597
Brazil 201 341 198 248 195
United Kingdom 146 182 153 175 144
Netherlands 133 117 112 67 65
Korea, South 118 173 132 92 93
India 114 96 113 95 91
Norway 84 35 99 39 86
Egypt 75 84 55 54 39

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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