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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2019   |  Release Date:  June 28, 2019   |  Next Release Date: July 31, 2019   |   XLS     

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April 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 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 82% of United States crude oil imports in April while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 91% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for April were Canada (3.9 million b/d), Mexico (652,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (569,000 b/d), Colombia (386,000 b/d), and Iraq (265,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Russia (182,000 b/d), Nigeria (131,000 b/d), Ecuador (128,000 b/d), Venezuela (114,000 b/d), and Kazakhstan (111,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.0 million b/d in April, which was an increase of 265,000 b/d from imports during March 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in April; exporting 4.4 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 680,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-19 Mar-19 YTD 2019 Apr-18 YTD 2018
Canada 3,881 3,710 3,803 3,731 3,664
Mexico 652 658 630 559 629
Saudi Arabia 569 640 626 886 744
Colombia 386 391 369 237 365
Iraq 265 275 347 830 715
Russia 182 94 117 30 22
Nigeria 131 135 113 258 267
Ecuador 128 124 162 225 158
Venezuela 114 47 242 561 473
Kazakhstan 111 48 51 - -
United Kingdom 110 49 49 95 58
Brazil 82 88 72 149 138
Libya 78 25 48 87 68
Kuwait 61 129 78 107 127
Norway 49 54 45 68 46

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-19 Mar-19 YTD 2019 Apr-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,435 4,404 4,445 4,269 4,295
Mexico 680 712 669 632 700
Saudi Arabia 583 666 672 904 770
Russia 566 361 369 243 322
Colombia 472 412 421 282 408
Iraq 265 275 347 834 719
United Kingdom 182 118 118 205 119
Korea, South 163 120 119 84 72
Brazil 155 162 139 184 181
Kazakhstan 140 50 63 11 23
India 139 82 122 120 71
Nigeria 137 142 125 275 288
Ecuador 128 124 162 225 162
Algeria 125 136 104 208 168
Netherlands 115 60 93 64 69

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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