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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2021   |  Release Date:  June 30, 2021   |  Next Release Date: July 30, 2021   |   XLS     

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April 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 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 83% of United States crude oil imports in April while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 94% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for April were Canada (3.5 million b/d), Mexico (594,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (291,000 b/d), Ecuador (238,000 b/d), and Colombia (219,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Russia (182,000 b/d), Iraq (175,000 b/d), Libya (122,000 b/d), Nigeria (110,000 b/d), and Algeria ( 68,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.8 million b/d in April, which was an increase of 32,000 b/d from imports during March 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in April; exporting 4.0 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 708,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-21 Mar-21 YTD 2021 Apr-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,472 3,843 3,693 3,596 3,813
Mexico 594 482 561 570 688
Saudi Arabia 291 309 266 414 427
Ecuador 238 140 161 164 208
Colombia 219 133 187 242 286
Russia 182 197 136 13 95
Iraq 175 135 130 139 248
Libya 122 20 73 - 26
Nigeria 110 92 95 57 60
Algeria 68 30 43 - -
Guyana 67 28 68 43 24
Kuwait 62 - 21 - 28
Norway 46 48 42 8 2
United Kingdom 37 77 41 22 23
Trinidad And Tobago 36 33 39 - 34

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-21 Mar-21 YTD 2021 Apr-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,044 4,512 4,336 4,088 4,400
Mexico 708 568 660 631 773
Russia 688 740 636 408 568
Saudi Arabia 331 351 297 431 442
Ecuador 251 142 173 176 229
Colombia 223 167 215 277 320
Netherlands 189 192 134 93 80
Iraq 175 135 134 140 248
Korea, South 151 91 118 133 115
Libya 123 21 73 - 26
Nigeria 119 123 117 57 63
India 110 112 89 42 59
Turkey 94 25 42 8 9
Brazil 77 83 85 104 114
Algeria 68 57 52 1 16

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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