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Company Level Imports

With Data for November 2017   |  Release Date:  January 31, 2018   |  Next Release Date: February 28, 2018   |   XLS     

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November 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in November 2017 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 79% of United States crude oil imports in November 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 November were Canada (3.3 million b/d), Mexico (805,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (780,000 b/d), Iraq (611,000 b/d), and Venezuela (505,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (444,000 b/d), Colombia (306,000 b/d), Ecuador (193,000 b/d), Brazil (155,000 b/d), and Kuwait (117,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.6 million b/d in November, which was an increase of 12,000 b/d from imports during October 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in November; exporting 4.0 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 841,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-17 Oct-17 YTD 2017 Nov-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,312 3,314 3,399 3,556 3,239
Mexico 805 616 597 623 588
Saudi Arabia 780 563 966 1,000 1,105
Iraq 611 708 602 414 402
Venezuela 505 510 635 797 744
Nigeria 444 430 311 209 209
Colombia 306 248 334 315 449
Ecuador 193 163 202 250 237
Brazil 155 216 205 164 148
Kuwait 117 113 150 228 205
Chad 94 34 27 32 67
Libya 72 176 57 27 10
Angola 69 124 125 161 164
Indonesia 44 43 16 0 37
Russia 33 18 49 0 39

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-17 Oct-17 YTD 2017 Nov-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,986 3,916 3,991 4,054 3,774
Mexico 841 654 674 697 675
Saudi Arabia 780 572 970 1,003 1,113
Iraq 611 708 606 434 407
Venezuela 555 562 689 845 797
Nigeria 470 441 336 247 238
Russia 357 355 384 419 444
Colombia 337 277 362 368 491
Brazil 228 231 229 189 170
Ecuador 193 163 203 250 240
Algeria 120 144 192 300 180
Kuwait 117 119 151 228 205
Peru 107 42 47 44 25
Korea, South 104 117 108 153 110
Chad 94 34 27 32 67

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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