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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2020   |  Release Date:  June 30, 2020   |  Next Release Date: July 31, 2020   |   XLS     

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April 2020 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 2020 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 90% of United States crude oil imports in April while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 97% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for April were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Mexico (570,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (414,000 b/d), Colombia (242,000 b/d), and Ecuador (164,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Iraq (139,000 b/d), Brazil ( 90,000 b/d), Nigeria ( 57,000 b/d), Guyana ( 43,000 b/d), and Kazakhstan ( 34,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 5.5 million b/d in April, which was a decrease of 777,000 b/d from imports during March 2020.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in April; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 631,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-20 Mar-20 YTD 2020 Apr-19 YTD 2019
Canada 3,596 3,766 3,813 3,881 3,811
Mexico 570 759 688 652 630
Saudi Arabia 414 440 427 569 626
Colombia 242 294 286 386 369
Ecuador 164 241 208 128 162
Iraq 139 290 248 265 347
Brazil 90 65 86 82 72
Nigeria 57 54 60 131 113
Guyana 43 20 24 - -
Kazakhstan 34 34 26 111 51
Cameroon 32 28 27 22 5
Angola 30 - 15 32 13
Argentina 24 - 8 34 36
United Kingdom 22 13 23 110 49
Panama 21 - 5 - -

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-20 Mar-20 YTD 2020 Apr-19 YTD 2019
Canada 4,088 4,366 4,384 4,435 4,458
Mexico 631 801 773 680 669
Saudi Arabia 431 445 442 583 673
Russia 408 645 568 566 377
Colombia 277 322 320 472 421
Ecuador 176 260 229 128 162
Iraq 140 290 248 265 347
Korea, South 133 110 115 163 119
Brazil 104 120 115 155 141
Netherlands 93 114 80 115 100
Nigeria 57 54 63 137 125
United Kingdom 54 62 75 182 118
Guyana 43 20 24 - -
India 42 81 59 139 130
Portugal 42 15 33 49 33

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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