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Company Level Imports

With Data for July 2019   |  Release Date:  September 30, 2019   |  Next Release Date: October 31, 2019   |   XLS     

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July 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in July 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 84% of United States crude oil imports in July 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 July were Canada (4.1 million b/d), Mexico (636,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (395,000 b/d), Iraq (350,000 b/d), and Colombia (296,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Brazil (234,000 b/d), Nigeria (184,000 b/d), Ecuador (182,000 b/d), United Kingdom ( 95,000 b/d), and Argentina ( 79,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.9 million b/d in July, which was a decrease of 206,000 b/d from imports during June 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in July; exporting 4.7 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 670,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-19 Jun-19 YTD 2019 Jul-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,131 3,827 3,852 3,562 3,729
Mexico 636 545 615 661 649
Saudi Arabia 395 562 558 876 795
Iraq 350 355 351 485 620
Colombia 296 339 360 295 344
Brazil 234 130 125 157 151
Nigeria 184 251 162 29 206
Ecuador 182 148 165 288 180
United Kingdom 95 61 70 48 56
Argentina 79 10 38 - 21
Trinidad And Tobago 68 50 45 12 6
Kazakhstan 67 1 39 125 28
Russia 54 193 129 107 64
Libya 32 55 54 44 61
Brunei 32 30 19 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-19 Jun-19 YTD 2019 Jul-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,660 4,375 4,463 4,157 4,339
Mexico 670 571 653 681 710
Russia 491 534 439 454 382
Saudi Arabia 454 579 596 876 811
Colombia 377 395 416 319 375
Iraq 360 355 353 485 623
Brazil 341 217 197 179 187
Ecuador 198 154 169 288 182
Nigeria 193 251 170 43 222
United Kingdom 182 156 154 164 139
Korea, South 173 139 134 124 92
Netherlands 117 73 108 43 64
Belgium 106 79 82 63 71
India 96 69 112 98 90
Argentina 85 16 56 4 31

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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