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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2021   |  Release Date:  March 31, 2021   |  Next Release Date: April 30, 2021   |   XLS     

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January 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 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 87% of United States crude oil imports in January 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 January were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (631,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (207,000 b/d), Colombia (177,000 b/d), and Ecuador (152,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (127,000 b/d), Brazil (110,000 b/d), Russia (102,000 b/d), Iraq ( 89,000 b/d), and Guyana ( 60,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.8 million b/d in January, which was an increase of 71,000 b/d from imports during December 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 4.5 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 747,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-21 Dec-20 YTD 2021 Jan-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,836 3,818 3,836 3,875 3,875
Mexico 631 659 631 720 720
Saudi Arabia 207 111 207 401 401
Colombia 177 193 177 314 314
Ecuador 152 163 152 231 231
Nigeria 127 63 127 62 62
Brazil 110 144 110 81 81
Russia 102 46 102 95 95
Iraq 89 89 89 299 299
Guyana 60 100 60 - -
Ghana 54 64 54 30 30
Trinidad And Tobago 49 34 49 28 28
Libya 33 - 33 67 67
Brunei 32 - 32 48 48
Norway 31 19 31 1 1

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-21 Dec-20 YTD 2021 Jan-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,468 4,440 4,468 4,505 4,505
Mexico 747 740 747 854 854
Russia 649 416 649 601 601
Saudi Arabia 237 190 237 407 407
Colombia 205 219 205 337 337
Ecuador 164 176 164 242 242
Nigeria 145 93 145 64 64
Brazil 121 173 121 101 101
Korea, South 96 123 96 92 92
Iraq 89 89 89 299 299
India 76 90 76 88 88
Netherlands 75 132 75 48 48
Guyana 60 100 60 - -
Ghana 60 64 60 31 31
Trinidad And Tobago 49 34 49 31 31

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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