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Company Level Imports

With Data for December 2016   |  Release Date:  February 28, 2017   |  Next Release Date: March 31, 2017   |   XLS     

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December 2016 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in December 2016 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 80% of United States crude oil imports in December 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 December were Canada (3.4 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.0 million b/d), Venezuela (718,000 b/d), Iraq (593,000 b/d), and Mexico (515,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (369,000 b/d), Kuwait (254,000 b/d), Ecuador (236,000 b/d), Nigeria (220,000 b/d), and Algeria (112,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million b/d in December, which was a decrease of 193,000 b/d from imports during November 2016.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in December; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.0 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-16 Nov-16 YTD 2016 Dec-15 YTD 2015
Canada 3,438 3,556 3,256 3,415 3,169
Saudi Arabia 1,014 1,000 1,097 1,119 1,052
Venezuela 718 797 741 840 776
Iraq 593 414 418 447 229
Mexico 515 623 582 707 688
Colombia 369 315 442 321 373
Kuwait 254 228 209 193 204
Ecuador 236 250 237 197 225
Nigeria 220 209 210 125 54
Algeria 112 129 51 - 3
Brazil 112 164 145 193 190
Angola 102 161 159 154 124
Libya 32 27 12 - 3
Chad 31 32 64 31 72
United Kingdom 26 18 19 - 11

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-16 Nov-16 YTD 2016 Dec-15 YTD 2015
Canada 4,061 4,054 3,798 4,043 3,765
Saudi Arabia 1,014 1,003 1,105 1,122 1,059
Venezuela 789 845 796 899 827
Mexico 606 697 669 760 758
Iraq 593 434 423 447 229
Colombia 397 368 483 390 395
Russia 318 419 433 219 371
Kuwait 254 228 210 193 204
Nigeria 246 247 238 155 81
Ecuador 236 250 239 197 231
Algeria 202 300 182 74 108
Brazil 126 189 166 208 215
United Kingdom 121 137 122 112 123
Angola 102 174 168 166 136
India 95 45 89 31 86

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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