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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2020   |  Release Date:  July 31, 2020   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2020   |   XLS     

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May 2020 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 2020 show that two countries, Canada and Saudi Arabia, exported more than one million barrels per day (b/d) to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 92% of United States crude oil imports in May while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 97% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for May were Canada (3.2 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.2 million b/d), Mexico (789,000 b/d), Iraq (242,000 b/d), and Colombia (210,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria ( 69,000 b/d), Ecuador ( 58,000 b/d), Angola ( 50,000 b/d), Argentina ( 45,000 b/d), and Ghana ( 45,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.1 million b/d in May, which was an increase of 567,000 b/d from imports during April 2020.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 3.7 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.2 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-20 Apr-20 YTD 2020 May-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,230 3,596 3,694 3,785 3,805
Saudi Arabia 1,151 414 575 452 590
Mexico 789 570 709 608 625
Iraq 242 139 247 366 351
Colombia 210 242 270 411 378
Nigeria 69 57 62 243 139
Ecuador 58 164 177 178 165
Angola 50 30 23 46 20
Argentina 45 24 16 34 36
Ghana 45 - 15 - 20
United Kingdom 38 22 26 139 67
Trinidad And Tobago 33 - 34 33 39
Brazil 30 90 75 213 101
Cameroon 30 32 28 - 4
Peru 23 11 8 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-20 Apr-20 YTD 2020 May-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,682 4,088 4,241 4,425 4,452
Saudi Arabia 1,158 431 588 462 630
Mexico 889 631 797 656 666
Russia 350 408 523 562 415
Colombia 250 277 306 459 430
Iraq 242 140 247 366 351
India 132 42 74 136 137
Brazil 110 104 114 261 166
United Kingdom 101 54 80 266 149
Korea, South 94 133 110 149 125
Nigeria 69 57 64 243 149
Ecuador 58 176 194 183 166
Angola 50 30 25 46 22
Argentina 50 38 28 74 58
Ghana 45 - 17 - 20

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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