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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2018   |  Release Date:  December 31, 2018   |  Next Release Date: January 31, 2019   |   XLS     

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October 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 2018 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 85% of United States crude oil imports in October 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 October were Canada (3.6 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.0 million b/d), Mexico (671,000 b/d), Venezuela (506,000 b/d), and Iraq (377,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (192,000 b/d), Nigeria (176,000 b/d), Brazil (169,000 b/d), Ecuador (111,000 b/d), and Angola ( 86,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.3 million b/d in October, which was a decrease of 277,000 b/d from imports during September 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.1 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-18 Sep-18 YTD 2018 Oct-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,631 3,479 3,683 3,364 3,434
Saudi Arabia 1,046 981 860 582 993
Mexico 671 719 683 616 576
Venezuela 506 650 506 510 648
Iraq 377 473 561 708 599
Colombia 192 187 308 250 337
Nigeria 176 94 176 430 297
Brazil 169 17 144 216 209
Ecuador 111 172 172 163 203
Angola 86 73 106 124 131
Algeria 76 83 82 - 76
Norway 53 50 44 50 42
Russia 33 123 69 18 50
Libya 32 61 54 176 56
Chad 31 32 24 34 20

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-18 Sep-18 YTD 2018 Oct-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,144 4,034 4,271 3,976 4,023
Saudi Arabia 1,108 1,043 888 591 996
Mexico 718 771 739 654 658
Venezuela 570 708 589 562 702
Iraq 377 485 564 708 603
Russia 271 519 398 355 390
Brazil 230 77 187 230 229
Colombia 229 229 342 270 364
Nigeria 182 113 191 441 322
Algeria 178 200 177 144 199
Norway 138 74 90 71 90
Ecuador 111 172 174 163 204
United Kingdom 106 207 147 83 119
Angola 94 73 110 124 136
Netherlands 89 44 65 51 65

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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