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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2021   |  Release Date:  December 30, 2021   |  Next Release Date: January 31, 2022   |   XLS     

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October 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 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 82% of United States crude oil imports in October while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 92% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for October were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Mexico (522,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (353,000 b/d), Russia (206,000 b/d), and Iraq (185,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (181,000 b/d), Brazil (123,000 b/d), Libya (121,000 b/d), Ecuador (111,000 b/d), and Nigeria ( 87,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.0 million b/d in October, which was a decrease of 555,000 b/d from imports during September 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 650,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-21 Sep-21 YTD 2021 Oct-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,627 3,779 3,707 3,429 3,562
Mexico 522 671 600 472 667
Saudi Arabia 353 491 330 276 559
Russia 206 208 212 145 80
Iraq 185 29 143 121 191
Colombia 181 125 175 196 263
Brazil 123 209 101 80 65
Libya 121 96 94 - 10
Ecuador 111 133 145 154 167
Nigeria 87 101 111 20 63
Norway 64 37 43 34 12
Guyana 64 176 80 34 19
Ghana 63 61 52 21 19
United Kingdom 60 27 46 45 25
Trinidad And Tobago 34 62 41 34 39

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-21 Sep-21 YTD 2021 Oct-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,104 4,277 4,276 3,968 4,079
Mexico 650 814 719 574 766
Russia 635 630 706 660 547
Saudi Arabia 419 547 405 280 579
Colombia 205 141 199 248 301
Brazil 188 260 144 113 117
Iraq 185 40 149 121 191
Korea, South 149 180 140 125 116
Ecuador 144 165 167 165 182
United Kingdom 129 113 104 113 84
Libya 128 96 95 - 10
India 119 136 104 25 80
Nigeria 87 132 130 30 69
Norway 75 74 70 60 29
Italy 72 34 49 27 32

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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