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Company Level Imports

With Data for August 2021   |  Release Date:  October 29, 2021   |  Next Release Date: November 30, 2021   |   XLS     

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August 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in August 2021 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 82% of United States crude oil imports in August 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 August were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Mexico (608,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (357,000 b/d), Russia (311,000 b/d), and Colombia (173,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (159,000 b/d), Brazil (133,000 b/d), Iraq (131,000 b/d), Nigeria (117,000 b/d), and Libya (113,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.2 million b/d in August, which was a decrease of 158,000 b/d from imports during July 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in August; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Russia with 795,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-21 Jul-21 YTD 2021 Aug-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,673 3,670 3,708 3,426 3,593
Mexico 608 671 601 645 703
Saudi Arabia 357 338 307 267 622
Russia 311 282 213 47 72
Colombia 173 144 181 167 267
Ecuador 159 106 151 231 165
Brazil 133 174 84 45 67
Iraq 131 220 152 209 214
Nigeria 117 138 115 105 68
Libya 113 94 90 - 13
United Kingdom 66 60 47 11 24
Guyana 64 89 71 31 20
Ghana 59 63 49 34 18
Angola 54 47 36 2 23
Trinidad And Tobago 48 45 39 17 38

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-21 Jul-21 YTD 2021 Aug-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,234 4,177 4,298 3,877 4,110
Russia 795 761 725 552 535
Mexico 715 851 716 769 794
Saudi Arabia 471 452 386 273 643
Colombia 198 157 206 186 302
Ecuador 198 120 170 242 179
Brazil 177 220 124 113 120
Korea, South 152 114 134 149 113
Nigeria 140 150 136 114 71
Netherlands 132 143 141 91 76
Iraq 131 237 158 209 214
United Kingdom 127 121 100 64 80
Libya 114 95 91 0 13
India 106 93 98 106 88
United Arab Emirates 81 96 40 3 13

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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