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Company Level Imports

With Data for April 2018   |  Release Date:  June 29, 2018   |  Next Release Date: July 31, 2018   |   XLS     

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April 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in April 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 approximately 80% of United States crude oil imports in April while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 92% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for April were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (886,000 b/d), Iraq (830,000 b/d), Venezuela (561,000 b/d), and Mexico (559,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (258,000 b/d), Colombia (237,000 b/d), Ecuador (225,000 b/d), Angola (158,000 b/d), and Brazil (149,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.2 million b/d in April, which was an increase of 629,000 b/d from imports during March 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in March; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 904,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-18 Mar-18 YTD 2018 Apr-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,731 3,532 3,658 3,352 3,473
Saudi Arabia 886 748 744 1,154 1,251
Iraq 830 708 715 790 595
Venezuela 561 480 473 812 724
Mexico 559 699 629 605 578
Nigeria 258 126 267 305 293
Colombia 237 331 365 401 349
Ecuador 225 130 158 180 214
Angola 158 6 67 84 66
Brazil 149 50 138 146 200
Kuwait 107 131 127 101 168
United Kingdom 95 43 58 17 24
Algeria 90 51 77 48 73
Libya 87 78 68 35 23
Norway 68 57 46 0 17

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Apr-18 Mar-18 YTD 2018 Apr-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,269 4,191 4,287 3,887 4,104
Saudi Arabia 904 760 770 1,154 1,251
Iraq 834 721 719 811 600
Mexico 632 784 700 680 663
Venezuela 632 559 549 857 780
Colombia 282 364 408 417 374
Nigeria 275 153 288 332 309
Russia 243 356 322 308 339
Ecuador 225 136 162 180 214
Algeria 208 107 168 153 203
United Kingdom 205 94 122 123 120
Brazil 184 84 181 168 210
Angola 169 10 71 84 74
Norway 122 90 81 86 67
India 120 55 71 56 71

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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