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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2019   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2019   |  Next Release Date: June 28, 2019   |   XLS     

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March 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 2019 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 84% of United States crude oil imports in March while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 92% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for March were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Mexico (658,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (640,000 b/d), Colombia (391,000 b/d), and Iraq (275,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (135,000 b/d), Kuwait (129,000 b/d), Ecuador (124,000 b/d), Russia ( 94,000 b/d), and Brazil ( 88,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.8 million b/d in March, which was an increase of 108,000 b/d from imports during February 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.4 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 712,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-19 Feb-19 YTD 2019 Mar-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,710 3,651 3,778 3,532 3,639
Mexico 658 667 622 699 653
Saudi Arabia 640 577 645 748 697
Colombia 391 345 364 331 408
Iraq 275 422 374 708 677
Nigeria 135 19 107 126 270
Kuwait 129 106 84 131 133
Ecuador 124 154 173 130 136
Russia 94 86 96 57 20
Brazil 88 53 69 50 135
Congo (Brazzaville) 62 - 42 - 11
Trinidad And Tobago 61 40 43 16 6
Norway 54 35 44 57 39
United Kingdom 49 - 28 43 46
Kazakhstan 48 47 31 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-19 Feb-19 YTD 2019 Mar-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,404 4,298 4,448 4,191 4,302
Mexico 712 720 665 784 722
Saudi Arabia 666 663 701 760 726
Colombia 412 420 403 364 450
Russia 361 221 304 356 348
Iraq 275 422 374 721 681
Brazil 162 91 133 84 181
Nigeria 142 33 122 153 293
Algeria 136 51 97 107 155
Kuwait 129 106 85 131 135
Ecuador 124 154 173 136 141
Korea, South 120 114 104 61 69
United Kingdom 118 47 97 94 91
India 82 173 116 55 55
Norway 80 69 80 90 69

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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