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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2021   |  Release Date:  May 28, 2021   |  Next Release Date: June 30, 2021   |   XLS     

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March 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 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 86% of United States crude oil imports in March 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 March were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (482,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (309,000 b/d), Russia (197,000 b/d), and Ecuador (140,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (135,000 b/d), Colombia (133,000 b/d), Nigeria ( 92,000 b/d), United Kingdom ( 77,000 b/d), and Brazil ( 65,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.8 million b/d in March, which was an increase of 198,000 b/d from imports during February 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.5 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Russia with 740,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-21 Feb-21 YTD 2021 Mar-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,843 3,604 3,766 3,766 3,885
Mexico 482 534 550 759 727
Saudi Arabia 309 258 258 440 432
Russia 197 56 120 158 123
Ecuador 140 111 135 241 222
Iraq 135 121 115 290 284
Colombia 133 225 177 294 300
Nigeria 92 46 90 54 61
United Kingdom 77 29 43 13 24
Brazil 65 47 75 65 85
Angola 52 15 33 - 10
Norway 48 42 40 0 0
Iran 33 - 11 - -
Trinidad And Tobago 33 38 40 50 46
Algeria 30 50 34 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-21 Feb-21 YTD 2021 Mar-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,512 4,308 4,433 4,366 4,501
Russia 740 453 619 645 620
Mexico 568 613 644 801 820
Saudi Arabia 351 268 286 445 447
Netherlands 192 77 116 114 76
Colombia 167 272 213 322 334
Ecuador 142 134 147 260 246
Iraq 135 140 121 290 284
Nigeria 123 78 117 54 65
United Kingdom 119 74 79 62 82
India 112 57 82 81 64
Norway 92 56 60 18 6
Korea, South 91 138 107 110 109
Brazil 83 56 88 120 118
Virgin Islands 67 34 48 - -

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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