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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2019   |  Release Date:  March 29, 2019   |  Next Release Date: April 30, 2019   |   XLS     

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January 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 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 83% of United States crude oil imports in January 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 January were Canada (4.0 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (711,000 b/d), Venezuela (561,000 b/d), Mexico (546,000 b/d), and Iraq (428,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (354,000 b/d), Ecuador (238,000 b/d), Nigeria (157,000 b/d), Russia (106,000 b/d), and Argentina ( 66,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.5 million b/d in January, which was an increase of 422,000 b/d from imports during December 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 4.6 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 770,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-19 Dec-18 YTD 2019 Jan-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,960 3,682 3,960 3,778 3,778
Saudi Arabia 711 842 711 710 710
Venezuela 561 500 561 438 438
Mexico 546 579 546 605 605
Iraq 428 225 428 699 699
Colombia 354 254 354 468 468
Ecuador 238 192 238 153 153
Nigeria 157 167 157 323 323
Russia 106 134 106 - -
Argentina 66 47 66 - -
Brazil 65 16 65 200 200
Congo (Brazzaville) 58 - 58 - -
Libya 53 121 53 71 71
Norway 42 88 42 32 32
United Kingdom 33 53 33 24 24

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-19 Dec-18 YTD 2019 Jan-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,628 4,279 4,628 4,424 4,437
Saudi Arabia 770 930 770 744 744
Venezuela 631 576 631 528 528
Mexico 569 635 569 669 669
Iraq 429 226 429 699 699
Colombia 380 333 380 512 512
Russia 321 271 321 386 386
Ecuador 238 192 238 161 161
Nigeria 181 177 181 349 349
Brazil 142 92 142 272 272
United Kingdom 122 132 122 80 79
Netherlands 100 49 100 69 68
Algeria 98 183 98 234 234
India 97 53 97 50 50
Argentina 96 56 96 22 22

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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