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Company Level Imports

With Data for February 2020   |  Release Date:  April 30, 2020   |  Next Release Date: May 29, 2020   |   XLS     

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February 2020 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in February 2020 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 February 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 February were Canada (4.0 million b/d), Mexico (701,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (455,000 b/d), Colombia (292,000 b/d), and Iraq (262,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (192,000 b/d), Russia (114,000 b/d), Brazil (112,000 b/d), Nigeria ( 67,000 b/d), and Trinidad And Tobago ( 61,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.5 million b/d in February, which was an increase of 111,000 b/d from imports during January 2020.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in February; exporting 4.6 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 804,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-20 Jan-20 YTD 2020 Feb-19 YTD 2019
Canada 4,020 3,875 3,945 3,651 3,830
Mexico 701 720 711 667 603
Saudi Arabia 455 401 427 577 647
Colombia 292 314 304 345 350
Iraq 262 299 281 422 425
Ecuador 192 231 212 154 198
Russia 114 95 104 86 108
Brazil 112 81 96 53 59
Nigeria 67 62 64 19 92
Trinidad And Tobago 61 28 44 40 33
Kuwait 46 44 45 106 60
Libya 36 67 52 36 45
Guyana 35 - 17 - -
Angola 33 0 16 - 4
Cameroon 32 17 24 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-20 Jan-20 YTD 2020 Feb-19 YTD 2019
Canada 4,583 4,505 4,542 4,298 4,496
Mexico 804 854 830 720 641
Russia 614 601 607 221 288
Saudi Arabia 488 407 447 663 723
Colombia 343 337 340 420 399
Iraq 262 299 281 422 426
Ecuador 236 242 239 154 198
Brazil 134 101 117 91 118
Korea, South 124 92 108 114 95
Nigeria 76 64 70 33 111
United Kingdom 74 109 92 47 87
Netherlands 64 48 56 97 105
Trinidad And Tobago 62 31 46 40 33
Kuwait 46 46 46 106 61
Belgium 42 28 35 33 53

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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