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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2018   |  Release Date:  March 30, 2018   |  Next Release Date: April 30, 2018   |   XLS     

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January 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 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 78% of United States crude oil imports in January 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 January were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (710,000 b/d), Iraq (699,000 b/d), Mexico (605,000 b/d), and Colombia (468,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Venezuela (438,000 b/d), Nigeria (323,000 b/d), Brazil (200,000 b/d), Ecuador (153,000 b/d), and Algeria (133,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.0 million b/d in January, which was an increase of 230,000 b/d from imports during December 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 4.4 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 744,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-18 Dec-17 YTD 2018 Jan-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,778 3,651 3,778 3,525 3,525
Saudi Arabia 710 690 710 1,344 1,344
Iraq 699 605 699 622 622
Mexico 605 726 605 635 635
Colombia 468 319 468 313 313
Venezuela 438 437 438 704 704
Nigeria 323 296 323 315 315
Brazil 200 122 200 195 195
Ecuador 153 253 153 247 247
Algeria 133 31 133 118 118
Kuwait 96 78 96 105 105
Chad 84 48 84 31 31
Angola 71 167 71 104 104
Libya 71 55 71 19 19
Indonesia 45 41 45 0 0

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-18 Dec-17 YTD 2018 Jan-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,424 4,372 4,424 4,282 4,282
Saudi Arabia 744 719 744 1,345 1,345
Iraq 699 605 699 622 622
Mexico 669 767 669 730 730
Venezuela 528 513 528 749 749
Colombia 512 363 512 345 345
Russia 386 389 386 348 348
Nigeria 349 323 349 332 332
Brazil 272 166 272 206 206
Algeria 234 149 234 232 232
Ecuador 161 253 161 247 247
Kuwait 100 78 100 105 105
Belgium 96 101 96 72 72
Korea, South 94 66 94 62 62
Chad 84 48 84 31 31

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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