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Company Level Imports

With Data for August 2017   |  Release Date:  October 31, 2017   |  Next Release Date: November 30, 2017   |   XLS     

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August 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in August 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 73% of United States crude oil imports in August 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 August were Canada (3.4 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (739,000 b/d), Venezuela (555,000 b/d), Mexico (524,000 b/d), and Iraq (473,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (376,000 b/d), Colombia (349,000 b/d), Angola (287,000 b/d), Brazil (243,000 b/d), and Ecuador (193,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million b/d in August, which was an increase of 65,000 b/d from imports during July 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in August; exporting 4.0 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 741,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-17 Jul-17 YTD 2017 Aug-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,448 3,241 3,427 3,286 3,195
Saudi Arabia 739 795 1,078 1,142 1,116
Venezuela 555 655 678 715 735
Mexico 524 588 596 562 597
Iraq 473 756 600 477 382
Nigeria 376 204 290 160 217
Colombia 349 332 346 481 481
Angola 287 187 128 137 172
Brazil 243 329 207 235 146
Ecuador 193 160 206 253 244
Norway 156 18 41 0 33
Russia 89 67 50 78 39
Kuwait 87 206 162 156 200
Algeria 68 89 88 0 24
Indonesia 52 0 7 44 42

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-17 Jul-17 YTD 2017 Aug-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,960 3,768 4,008 3,823 3,757
Saudi Arabia 741 795 1,081 1,142 1,126
Venezuela 606 686 730 773 794
Mexico 573 668 686 672 690
Iraq 473 756 605 488 386
Russia 443 358 383 479 447
Nigeria 397 241 311 181 246
Colombia 388 357 375 534 524
Angola 296 189 134 159 183
Brazil 258 376 227 274 166
Algeria 229 215 213 169 153
Ecuador 193 166 207 253 246
Norway 186 64 89 49 83
India 122 121 92 96 93
Korea, South 95 103 109 102 109

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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