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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2022   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2022   |  Next Release Date: June 30, 2022   |   XLS     

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March 2022 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 2022 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 88% of United States crude oil imports in March 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 March were Canada (4.0 million b/d), Mexico (657,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (504,000 b/d), Colombia (227,000 b/d), and Iraq (187,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Russia (136,000 b/d), Ecuador (109,000 b/d), Brazil (109,000 b/d), Libya ( 97,000 b/d), and Guyana ( 65,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.4 million b/d in March, which was an increase of 261,000 b/d from imports during February 2022.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.6 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 832,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-22 Feb-22 YTD 2022 Mar-21 YTD 2021
Canada 4,041 3,825 3,936 3,843 3,767
Mexico 657 573 619 482 550
Saudi Arabia 504 443 478 309 258
Colombia 227 228 216 133 177
Iraq 187 235 225 135 115
Russia 136 83 74 197 120
Ecuador 109 123 103 140 135
Brazil 109 136 114 65 75
Libya 97 78 84 20 56
Guyana 65 65 76 28 69
Argentina 63 20 51 14 17
Ghana 60 39 60 20 59
Nigeria 34 108 55 92 90
United Kingdom 30 14 27 77 43
Trinidad And Tobago 29 37 49 33 40

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-22 Feb-22 YTD 2022 Mar-21 YTD 2021
Canada 4,626 4,478 4,556 4,512 4,434
Mexico 832 778 790 568 644
Russia 575 586 478 740 623
Saudi Arabia 536 518 536 351 286
Colombia 257 240 232 167 213
Iraq 204 235 233 135 121
Brazil 166 177 150 83 88
Ecuador 144 130 125 142 147
Korea, South 128 120 118 91 107
Libya 97 79 84 21 56
Netherlands 81 112 87 192 116
Argentina 67 36 59 17 21
Guyana 65 65 76 28 69
Ghana 60 39 60 20 61
India 54 46 50 112 82

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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