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Company Level Imports

With Data for July 2018   |  Release Date:  September 28, 2018   |  Next Release Date: October 31, 2018   |   XLS     

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July 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in July 2018 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 77% of United States crude oil imports in July while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 90% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for July were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (876,000 b/d), Mexico (661,000 b/d), Venezuela (505,000 b/d), and Iraq (485,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (295,000 b/d), Ecuador (288,000 b/d), Angola (178,000 b/d), Algeria (158,000 b/d), and Brazil (157,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million b/d in July, which was a decrease of 557,000 b/d from imports during June 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in July; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 876,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-18 Jun-18 YTD 2018 Jul-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,562 3,985 3,721 3,289 3,440
Saudi Arabia 876 835 795 795 1,136
Mexico 661 833 649 588 607
Venezuela 505 552 491 655 697
Iraq 485 421 621 756 619
Colombia 295 231 344 332 346
Ecuador 288 173 180 160 208
Angola 178 193 107 187 105
Algeria 158 53 77 89 91
Brazil 157 248 151 329 202
Kazakhstan 125 36 28 - -
Russia 107 119 64 67 44
Norway 88 41 48 18 24
Egypt 79 29 31 22 10
Kuwait 63 92 101 206 173

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jul-18 Jun-18 YTD 2018 Jul-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,157 4,545 4,328 3,824 4,035
Saudi Arabia 876 847 811 795 1,139
Mexico 681 876 709 668 702
Venezuela 625 643 575 686 748
Iraq 485 421 624 756 624
Russia 454 439 382 358 378
Colombia 319 240 375 357 373
Ecuador 288 173 182 166 209
Algeria 243 147 171 215 211
Angola 188 193 112 189 110
Brazil 179 283 187 376 222
Norway 166 85 93 64 75
United Kingdom 164 151 140 113 127
Kazakhstan 125 36 43 8 11
Korea, South 124 108 94 103 111

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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