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Company Level Imports

With Data for February 2021   |  Release Date:  April 30, 2021   |  Next Release Date: May 28, 2021   |   XLS     

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February 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in February 2021 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 85% of United States crude oil imports in February while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 94% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for February were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Mexico (534,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (258,000 b/d), Colombia (225,000 b/d), and Guyana (125,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Libya (122,000 b/d), Iraq (121,000 b/d), Ecuador (111,000 b/d), Ghana (106,000 b/d), and Russia ( 56,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.6 million b/d in February, which was a decrease of 194,000 b/d from imports during January 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in February; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 613,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-21 Jan-21 YTD 2021 Feb-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,604 3,836 3,726 4,020 3,945
Mexico 534 631 585 701 711
Saudi Arabia 258 207 231 455 427
Colombia 225 177 200 292 304
Guyana 125 60 91 35 17
Libya 122 33 75 36 52
Iraq 121 89 104 262 281
Ecuador 111 152 133 192 212
Ghana 106 54 79 - 16
Russia 56 102 80 114 104
Algeria 50 24 36 - -
Brazil 47 110 80 112 96
Nigeria 46 127 89 67 64
Norway 42 31 36 - 0
Argentina 38 - 18 - 4

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Feb-21 Jan-21 YTD 2021 Feb-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,308 4,468 4,392 4,583 4,542
Mexico 613 747 684 804 830
Russia 453 649 556 614 607
Colombia 272 205 237 343 340
Saudi Arabia 268 237 252 488 447
Iraq 140 89 113 262 281
Korea, South 138 96 116 124 108
Ecuador 134 164 150 236 239
Guyana 125 60 91 35 17
Libya 122 33 75 36 52
Ghana 106 60 82 - 16
Nigeria 78 145 113 76 70
Netherlands 77 75 76 64 56
United Kingdom 74 42 58 74 92
Algeria 60 24 41 33 25

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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