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Company Level Imports

With Data for July 2020   |  Release Date:  September 30, 2020   |  Next Release Date: October 30, 2020   |   XLS     

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July 2020 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in July 2020 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 89% of United States crude oil imports in July while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 96% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for July were Canada (3.5 million b/d), Mexico (671,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (641,000 b/d), Colombia (304,000 b/d), and Iraq (136,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Trinidad And Tobago ( 96,000 b/d), Argentina ( 95,000 b/d), Ecuador ( 93,000 b/d), Brazil ( 69,000 b/d), and Kuwait ( 67,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.9 million b/d in July, which was a decrease of 491,000 b/d from imports during June 2020.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in July; exporting 4.0 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 755,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-20 Jun-20 YTD 2020 Jul-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,522 3,332 3,618 4,131 3,858
Mexico 671 768 712 636 615
Saudi Arabia 641 1,206 673 395 558
Colombia 304 311 281 296 360
Iraq 136 146 216 350 351
Trinidad And Tobago 96 17 41 68 45
Argentina 95 35 30 79 38
Ecuador 93 112 156 182 165
Brazil 69 50 71 234 125
Kuwait 67 - 26 20 59
Russia 67 75 75 54 133
Nigeria 25 103 62 184 162
United Kingdom 24 21 25 95 70
Kazakhstan 20 - 18 67 39
Brunei 13 36 21 32 19

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-20 Jun-20 YTD 2020 Jul-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,981 3,760 4,136 4,660 4,477
Mexico 755 849 798 670 654
Saudi Arabia 718 1,221 696 454 597
Russia 563 551 533 491 444
Colombia 331 369 318 377 418
Iraq 136 146 217 360 353
Brazil 115 159 120 341 199
India 112 117 85 96 123
Korea, South 111 90 108 173 134
Ecuador 108 112 170 198 169
Argentina 98 46 41 85 56
Trinidad And Tobago 98 17 42 68 46
Kuwait 84 34 33 20 59
United Kingdom 84 87 82 182 155
Netherlands 72 98 73 117 119

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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