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Company Level Imports

With Data for May 2018   |  Release Date:  July 31, 2018   |  Next Release Date: August 31, 2018   |   XLS     

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May 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in May 2018 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 81% of United States crude oil imports in May while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for May were Canada (3.9 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (872,000 b/d), Iraq (588,000 b/d), Mexico (537,000 b/d), and Venezuela (490,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (420,000 b/d), Ecuador (162,000 b/d), Russia (130,000 b/d), Angola (109,000 b/d), and Brazil (102,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.8 million b/d in May, which was a decrease of 420,000 b/d from imports during April 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in May; exporting 4.5 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 872,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-18 Apr-18 YTD 2018 May-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,867 3,731 3,701 3,569 3,500
Saudi Arabia 872 886 770 1,093 1,224
Iraq 588 830 689 619 600
Mexico 537 559 610 669 597
Venezuela 490 561 476 708 721
Colombia 420 237 376 378 355
Ecuador 162 225 159 230 217
Russia 130 30 44 85 33
Angola 109 158 76 105 74
Brazil 102 149 131 122 184
Nigeria 93 258 231 281 290
United Kingdom 63 95 59 34 26
Kuwait 47 107 110 174 169
Libya 40 87 62 67 32
Indonesia 36 36 41 35 40

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country May-18 Apr-18 YTD 2018 May-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,452 4,269 4,321 4,123 4,118
Saudi Arabia 872 904 791 1,109 1,228
Mexico 608 632 681 810 693
Iraq 588 834 692 619 604
Venezuela 559 632 551 767 777
Russia 491 243 356 401 357
Colombia 437 282 414 424 384
United Kingdom 180 205 134 167 130
Ecuador 162 225 162 230 217
Algeria 134 208 161 196 201
Korea, South 133 84 85 158 123
Brazil 123 184 169 132 194
India 121 120 82 99 77
Angola 118 169 81 105 80
Nigeria 102 275 250 294 306

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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