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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2017   |  Release Date:  July 31, 2017   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2017   |   XLS     

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May 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 2017 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 79% of United States crude oil imports in May while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for May were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.1 million b/d), Venezuela (708,000 b/d), Mexico (669,000 b/d), and Iraq (619,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (378,000 b/d), Nigeria (281,000 b/d), Ecuador (230,000 b/d), Kuwait (174,000 b/d), and Brazil (122,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.4 million b/d in May, which was an increase of 267,000 b/d from imports during April 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.1 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-17 Apr-17 YTD 2017 May-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,569 3,352 3,492 3,019 3,270
Saudi Arabia 1,093 1,154 1,218 1,170 1,129
Venezuela 708 812 721 752 728
Mexico 669 605 597 566 593
Iraq 619 790 600 555 355
Colombia 378 401 355 558 470
Nigeria 281 305 290 241 215
Ecuador 230 180 217 225 250
Kuwait 174 101 169 177 197
Brazil 122 146 184 87 126
Angola 105 84 74 161 165
Algeria 87 48 76 0 15
Russia 85 30 33 11 23
Libya 67 35 32 59 12
Azerbaijan 34 0 7 0 14

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-17 Apr-17 YTD 2017 May-16 YTD 2016
Canada 4,123 3,887 4,108 3,571 3,862
Saudi Arabia 1,109 1,154 1,222 1,171 1,141
Mexico 810 680 693 676 675
Venezuela 767 857 777 787 779
Iraq 619 811 604 555 355
Colombia 424 417 384 570 507
Russia 401 308 352 435 418
Nigeria 294 332 306 297 247
Ecuador 230 180 217 230 252
Algeria 196 153 201 102 137
Kuwait 174 101 169 177 197
United Kingdom 167 123 130 106 117
Korea, South 158 174 123 147 103
Brazil 132 168 199 110 140
Angola 105 84 80 161 175

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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