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Company Level Imports

With Data for November 2022   |  Release Date:  January 31, 2023   |  Next Release Date: February 28, 2023   |   XLSX     

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November 2022 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in November 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 83% of United States crude oil imports in November while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for November were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (490,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (440,000 b/d), Iraq (265,000 b/d), and Colombia (205,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Brazil (184,000 b/d), Ecuador (159,000 b/d), Nigeria (122,000 b/d), Argentina (101,000 b/d), and Guyana ( 97,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.2 million b/d in November, which was an increase of 6,000 b/d from imports during October 2022.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in November; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 657,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-22 Oct-22 YTD 2022 Nov-21 YTD 2021
Canada 3,755 3,745 3,818 3,938 3,729
Mexico 490 681 642 506 591
Saudi Arabia 440 414 452 509 346
Iraq 265 195 241 165 145
Colombia 205 219 224 189 177
Brazil 184 198 146 153 105
Ecuador 159 113 143 117 143
Nigeria 122 41 91 77 108
Argentina 101 89 63 32 25
Guyana 97 32 75 109 83
Algeria 81 21 17 21 20
Libya 76 121 77 82 93
Ghana 74 71 57 0 47
United Kingdom 54 68 40 - 42
Trinidad And Tobago 51 17 42 33 40

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Nov-22 Oct-22 YTD 2022 Nov-21 YTD 2021
Canada 4,304 4,236 4,372 4,536 4,300
Mexico 657 867 811 700 717
Saudi Arabia 553 480 554 555 419
Iraq 380 295 310 165 151
Brazil 238 248 194 175 147
Colombia 223 252 244 217 201
Ecuador 197 151 168 127 163
Korea, South 150 91 123 104 138
Algeria 133 59 60 52 40
Nigeria 131 52 103 87 127
Argentina 127 104 75 45 34
United Kingdom 119 163 105 80 102
Guyana 97 32 75 109 83
Netherlands 86 49 85 83 132
Libya 76 121 77 83 94

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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