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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2018   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2018   |  Next Release Date: June 29, 2018   |   XLS     

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March 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 2018 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 81% of United States crude oil imports in March while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 91% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for March were Canada (3.5 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (748,000 b/d), Iraq (708,000 b/d), Mexico (699,000 b/d), and Venezuela (480,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (331,000 b/d), Kuwait (131,000 b/d), Ecuador (130,000 b/d), Nigeria (126,000 b/d), and Libya ( 78,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.6 million b/d in March, which was an increase of 123,000 b/d from imports during February 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 784,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-18 Feb-18 YTD 2018 Mar-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,532 3,587 3,634 3,509 3,513
Saudi Arabia 748 626 697 1,173 1,283
Iraq 708 617 677 543 530
Mexico 699 653 653 550 569
Venezuela 480 409 444 701 695
Colombia 331 426 408 317 332
Kuwait 131 177 133 219 190
Ecuador 130 123 136 278 225
Nigeria 126 369 270 330 289
Libya 78 34 62 16 19
Argentina 67 37 35 0 0
Equatorial Guinea 65 0 22 0 0
Norway 57 27 39 0 23
Russia 57 0 20 23 16
Egypt 56 0 19 0 0

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-18 Feb-18 YTD 2018 Mar-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,191 4,259 4,292 4,065 4,176
Mexico 784 713 722 630 657
Saudi Arabia 760 667 726 1,173 1,284
Iraq 721 617 681 544 530
Venezuela 559 472 521 764 755
Colombia 364 477 450 338 360
Russia 356 297 348 379 349
Nigeria 153 386 293 342 301
Ecuador 136 123 141 278 225
Kuwait 131 177 135 219 190
Algeria 107 119 155 193 219
United Arab Emirates 107 63 63 20 7
United Kingdom 94 110 94 120 120
Netherlands 91 51 71 47 68
Norway 90 56 68 12 61

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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