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Company Level Imports

With Data for September 2017   |  Release Date:  November 30, 2017   |  Next Release Date: December 29, 2017   |   XLS     

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September 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2017 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 75% of United States crude oil imports in September while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 91% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for September were Canada (3.3 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (666,000 b/d), Venezuela (545,000 b/d), Iraq (499,000 b/d), and Mexico (374,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (351,000 b/d), Nigeria (224,000 b/d), Ecuador (223,000 b/d), Brazil (221,000 b/d), and Angola (160,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.3 million b/d in September, which was a decrease of 615,000 b/d from imports during August 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in September; exporting 3.9 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 676,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-17 Aug-17 YTD 2017 Sep-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,349 3,448 3,419 3,279 3,204
Saudi Arabia 666 739 1,033 1,209 1,126
Venezuela 545 555 664 778 740
Iraq 499 473 589 448 389
Mexico 374 524 572 516 589
Colombia 351 349 347 464 479
Nigeria 224 376 282 145 209
Ecuador 223 193 208 213 241
Brazil 221 243 209 120 143
Angola 160 287 132 143 169
Kuwait 127 87 158 270 208
Russia 86 89 54 73 43
Chad 63 - 19 32 72
Algeria 56 68 84 12 23
Azerbaijan 50 - 9 - 14

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-17 Aug-17 YTD 2017 Sep-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,932 3,960 4,000 3,794 3,761
Saudi Arabia 676 741 1,036 1,211 1,135
Venezuela 620 606 718 825 798
Iraq 502 473 593 448 393
Russia 450 443 390 406 442
Mexico 430 573 658 595 679
Colombia 374 388 375 500 521
Nigeria 292 397 309 168 237
Brazil 250 258 229 154 164
Ecuador 223 193 209 213 243
Angola 171 296 138 157 180
United Kingdom 149 67 123 132 124
Algeria 145 229 206 155 154
Kuwait 127 87 158 275 209
India 123 122 95 83 92

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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