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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2019   |  Release Date:  December 31, 2019   |  Next Release Date: January 31, 2020   |   XLS     

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October 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 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 October 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 October were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (491,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (419,000 b/d), Iraq (252,000 b/d), and Ecuador (240,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Brazil (226,000 b/d), Colombia (201,000 b/d), Russia (155,000 b/d), Nigeria (125,000 b/d), and Libya ( 86,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.2 million b/d in October, which was a decrease of 235,000 b/d from imports during September 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 4.4 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Russia with 675,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-19 Sep-19 YTD 2019 Oct-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,759 3,697 3,821 3,631 3,694
Mexico 491 523 603 671 683
Saudi Arabia 419 458 519 1,046 860
Iraq 252 400 335 377 561
Ecuador 240 187 189 111 172
Brazil 226 82 128 169 144
Colombia 201 244 329 192 307
Russia 155 113 135 33 69
Nigeria 125 231 187 176 176
Libya 86 69 60 32 54
Trinidad And Tobago 69 35 45 - 5
Angola 54 58 36 86 106
Argentina 44 - 36 19 19
Brunei 31 68 26 11 15
United Kingdom 29 101 69 20 56

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-19 Sep-19 YTD 2019 Oct-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,404 4,259 4,428 4,144 4,284
Russia 675 474 484 271 398
Mexico 551 589 646 718 740
Saudi Arabia 444 458 553 1,108 888
Brazil 290 186 206 230 187
Colombia 266 283 384 229 340
Iraq 252 400 336 377 564
Ecuador 247 187 195 111 174
Korea, South 152 137 134 80 97
Nigeria 128 245 195 182 191
United Kingdom 122 179 153 106 146
Netherlands 95 120 111 89 65
Libya 86 69 64 32 55
Angola 75 71 42 94 110
India 75 48 102 82 84

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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