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Company Level Imports

With Data for January 2017   |  Release Date:  March 31, 2017   |  Next Release Date: April 28, 2017   |   XLS     

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January 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in January 2017 show that two countries, Canada and Saudi Arabia, exported more than one million barrels per day (b/d) to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 81% 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 (3.5 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.3 million b/d), Venezuela (704,000 b/d), Mexico (635,000 b/d), and Iraq (622,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (315,000 b/d), Colombia (313,000 b/d), Ecuador (247,000 b/d), Brazil (195,000 b/d), and Algeria (118,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.4 million b/d in January, which was an increase of 575,000 b/d from imports during December 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in January; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.3 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-17 Dec-16 YTD 2017 Jan-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,525 3,438 3,525 3,442 3,442
Saudi Arabia 1,344 1,014 1,344 1,054 1,054
Venezuela 704 718 704 650 650
Mexico 635 515 635 630 630
Iraq 622 593 622 252 252
Nigeria 315 220 315 92 92
Colombia 313 369 313 453 453
Ecuador 247 236 247 334 334
Brazil 195 112 195 163 163
Algeria 118 112 118 0 0
Kuwait 105 254 105 205 205
Angola 104 102 104 166 166
Norway 66 0 66 0 0
United Kingdom 51 26 51 17 17
Ghana 32 0 32 0 0

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Jan-17 Dec-16 YTD 2017 Jan-16 YTD 2016
Canada 4,282 4,061 4,282 4,131 4,131
Saudi Arabia 1,345 1,014 1,345 1,054 1,054
Venezuela 749 789 749 702 702
Mexico 730 606 730 710 710
Iraq 622 593 622 252 252
Russia 348 318 348 383 383
Colombia 345 397 345 499 499
Nigeria 332 246 332 132 132
Ecuador 247 236 247 334 334
Algeria 232 202 232 126 126
Brazil 219 126 219 168 168
United Kingdom 141 121 141 115 115
Norway 134 11 134 58 58
Angola 118 102 118 166 166
Kuwait 105 254 105 205 205

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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