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Company Level Imports

With Data for March 2017   |  Release Date:  May 31, 2017   |  Next Release Date: June 30, 2017   |   XLS     

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March 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in March 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 80% of United States crude oil imports in March 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 March were Canada (3.5 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.2 million b/d), Venezuela (701,000 b/d), Mexico (550,000 b/d), and Iraq (543,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (330,000 b/d), Colombia (317,000 b/d), Ecuador (278,000 b/d), Brazil (225,000 b/d), and Kuwait (219,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.0 million b/d in March, which was an increase of 159,000 b/d from imports during February 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.1 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.2 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-17 Feb-17 YTD 2017 Mar-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,509 3,503 3,513 3,300 3,432
Saudi Arabia 1,173 1,338 1,283 1,265 1,111
Venezuela 701 679 695 773 716
Mexico 550 516 569 575 566
Iraq 543 413 530 365 288
Nigeria 330 213 289 269 205
Colombia 317 370 332 518 485
Ecuador 278 141 225 264 282
Brazil 225 234 218 99 135
Kuwait 219 251 190 123 204
Algeria 52 75 82 19 18
Ghana 32 0 22 0 0
Angola 27 45 59 160 149
United Kingdom 24 0 26 32 17
Russia 23 25 16 23 16

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Mar-17 Feb-17 YTD 2017 Mar-16 YTD 2016
Canada 4,065 4,182 4,176 3,882 4,062
Saudi Arabia 1,173 1,338 1,284 1,309 1,127
Venezuela 764 751 755 846 774
Mexico 630 607 657 657 637
Iraq 544 413 530 365 288
Russia 379 319 349 329 382
Nigeria 342 223 301 290 231
Colombia 338 401 360 561 526
Ecuador 278 141 225 264 282
Brazil 229 254 233 112 143
Kuwait 219 251 190 123 204
Algeria 193 234 219 147 148
United Kingdom 120 96 120 141 110
Korea, South 107 113 93 83 84
India 85 68 76 54 63

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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