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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2022   |  Release Date:  July 29, 2022   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2022   |   XLS     

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May 2022 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 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 87% of United States crude oil imports in May 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 May were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Mexico (772,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (412,000 b/d), Colombia (275,000 b/d), and Iraq (234,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (187,000 b/d), Nigeria (158,000 b/d), Brazil ( 92,000 b/d), Libya ( 54,000 b/d), and Argentina ( 48,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.2 million b/d in May, which was an increase of 104,000 b/d from imports during April 2022.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 938,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-22 Apr-22 YTD 2022 May-21 YTD 2021
Canada 3,684 3,682 3,834 3,544 3,663
Mexico 772 599 646 600 569
Saudi Arabia 412 413 452 255 264
Colombia 275 259 237 206 191
Iraq 234 218 225 162 136
Ecuador 187 132 126 181 165
Nigeria 158 75 80 104 97
Brazil 92 114 109 31 51
Libya 54 82 77 117 82
Argentina 48 83 57 15 16
Guyana 46 38 63 97 74
Ghana 35 75 58 36 45
Angola 33 19 42 42 32
United Kingdom 29 13 25 - 33
Trinidad And Tobago 28 70 49 35 38

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-22 Apr-22 YTD 2022 May-21 YTD 2021
Canada 4,205 4,215 4,416 4,057 4,277
Mexico 938 789 820 728 674
Saudi Arabia 595 537 548 395 317
Colombia 308 261 253 235 219
Iraq 303 269 255 178 143
Ecuador 212 132 144 196 178
Nigeria 169 95 93 123 119
Brazil 150 139 148 96 87
Korea, South 141 116 122 196 134
United Kingdom 128 70 81 88 78
Netherlands 113 59 87 154 138
India 104 108 73 113 94
Algeria 96 38 39 19 45
Spain 91 36 41 53 32
Kuwait 65 54 43 14 21

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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