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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2020   |  Release Date:  December 31, 2020   |  Next Release Date: January 29, 2021   |   XLS     

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October 2020 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 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 86% of United States crude oil imports in October 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 October were Canada (3.4 million b/d), Mexico (472,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (276,000 b/d), Colombia (196,000 b/d), and Ecuador (154,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Russia (145,000 b/d), Iraq (121,000 b/d), Brazil ( 80,000 b/d), Angola ( 66,000 b/d), and United Kingdom ( 45,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.3 million b/d in October, which was a decrease of 104,000 b/d from imports during September 2020.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 4.0 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Russia with 660,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-20 Sep-20 YTD 2020 Oct-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,429 3,440 3,562 3,759 3,826
Mexico 472 572 667 487 603
Saudi Arabia 276 347 559 419 519
Colombia 196 306 263 201 329
Ecuador 154 197 167 240 189
Russia 145 86 80 155 137
Iraq 121 83 193 252 335
Brazil 80 34 65 226 128
Angola 66 32 28 54 36
United Kingdom 45 13 25 29 69
Trinidad And Tobago 34 51 39 69 45
Norway 34 - 12 9 53
Guyana 34 - 19 - -
Brunei 32 - 18 31 26
Congo (Brazzaville) 31 32 6 - 18

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-20 Sep-20 YTD 2020 Oct-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,968 3,945 4,074 4,422 4,442
Russia 660 527 547 675 489
Mexico 574 715 764 548 646
Saudi Arabia 280 366 579 444 554
Colombia 248 351 301 266 386
Ecuador 165 227 182 247 195
Korea, South 125 125 115 152 134
Iraq 121 83 193 252 336
United Kingdom 113 91 84 122 154
Brazil 113 92 116 290 207
United Arab Emirates 80 14 20 22 32
Angola 72 32 31 75 43
Norway 60 15 29 39 99
Netherlands 56 125 78 95 119
Turkey 50 33 14 20 20

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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