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Company Level Imports

With Data for December 2019   |  Release Date:  February 28, 2020   |  Next Release Date: March 31, 2020   |   XLS     

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December 2019 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in December 2019 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 85% of United States crude oil imports in December while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 96% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for December were Canada (4.1 million b/d), Mexico (553,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (453,000 b/d), Iraq (386,000 b/d), and Colombia (293,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Ecuador (232,000 b/d), Russia (169,000 b/d), Nigeria (156,000 b/d), Brazil (107,000 b/d), and Brunei ( 96,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.8 million b/d in December, which was an increase of 1014000 b/d from imports during November 2019.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in December; exporting 4.8 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Russia with 696,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-19 Nov-19 YTD 2019 Dec-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,134 3,359 3,810 3,682 3,707
Mexico 553 613 600 579 665
Saudi Arabia 453 352 500 842 870
Iraq 386 236 331 225 518
Colombia 293 234 318 254 295
Ecuador 232 265 199 192 176
Russia 169 71 132 134 73
Nigeria 156 211 186 167 175
Brazil 107 73 121 16 126
Brunei 96 33 32 - 15
Trinidad And Tobago 61 46 46 36 7
Kuwait 38 41 45 16 78
Libya 34 90 60 121 55
Cameroon 18 32 9 - 3
United Kingdom 17 65 64 53 57

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Dec-19 Nov-19 YTD 2019 Dec-18 YTD 2018
Canada 4,784 3,959 4,420 4,279 4,292
Russia 696 640 515 271 375
Mexico 641 705 650 635 719
Saudi Arabia 470 355 530 930 901
Iraq 436 283 341 226 521
Colombia 340 284 372 333 333
Ecuador 235 269 204 192 177
Nigeria 163 211 193 177 189
Brazil 153 128 195 92 171
Korea, South 129 128 133 91 94
Brunei 96 33 32 - 15
United Kingdom 81 139 145 132 146
Egypt 77 46 55 36 36
Netherlands 76 78 105 49 62
Belgium 72 45 69 55 69

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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