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Company Level Imports

With Data for July 2017   |  Release Date:  September 29, 2017   |  Next Release Date: October 31, 2017   |   XLS     

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July 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in July 2017 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 77% of United States crude oil imports in July 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 July were Canada (3.2 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (795,000 b/d), Iraq (756,000 b/d), Venezuela (655,000 b/d), and Mexico (588,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (332,000 b/d), Brazil (329,000 b/d), Kuwait (206,000 b/d), Nigeria (204,000 b/d), and Angola (187,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.8 million b/d in July, which was a decrease of 185,000 b/d from imports during June 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in July; exporting 3.8 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 795,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-17 Jun-17 YTD 2017 Jul-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,241 3,270 3,424 2,932 3,182
Saudi Arabia 795 1,015 1,128 1,051 1,112
Iraq 756 570 619 369 368
Venezuela 655 616 697 851 738
Mexico 588 676 607 632 603
Colombia 332 313 346 497 481
Brazil 329 162 202 141 133
Kuwait 206 162 173 323 207
Nigeria 204 284 277 272 226
Angola 187 178 105 287 178
Ecuador 160 212 208 228 243
Libya 108 38 44 0 9
Algeria 89 165 91 79 28
Russia 67 80 44 64 34
United Arab Emirates 29 14 14 0 7

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-17 Jun-17 YTD 2017 Jul-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,768 3,804 4,015 3,436 3,747
Saudi Arabia 795 1,015 1,130 1,053 1,123
Iraq 756 587 624 390 371
Venezuela 686 663 748 933 797
Mexico 668 784 702 733 692
Brazil 376 202 222 158 150
Russia 358 503 374 531 442
Colombia 357 334 373 536 522
Nigeria 241 320 298 299 255
Algeria 215 254 211 191 151
Kuwait 206 162 173 323 207
Angola 189 178 110 299 186
Ecuador 166 212 209 234 245
India 121 107 87 134 93
United Kingdom 113 126 127 92 120

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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