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Company Level Imports

With Data for September 2021   |  Release Date:  November 30, 2021   |  Next Release Date: December 30, 2021   |   XLS     

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September 2021 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2021 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 82% of United States crude oil imports in September 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 September were Canada (3.8 million b/d), Mexico (671,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (491,000 b/d), Brazil (209,000 b/d), and Russia (208,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Guyana (176,000 b/d), Ecuador (133,000 b/d), Colombia (125,000 b/d), Nigeria (101,000 b/d), and Libya ( 96,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 6.5 million b/d in September, which was an increase of 290,000 b/d from imports during August 2021.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in September; exporting 4.3 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 814,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-21 Aug-21 YTD 2021 Sep-20 YTD 2020
Canada 3,779 3,673 3,716 3,440 3,577
Mexico 671 608 608 572 689
Saudi Arabia 491 357 327 347 592
Brazil 209 133 98 34 64
Russia 208 311 212 86 73
Guyana 176 64 82 - 18
Ecuador 133 159 149 197 169
Colombia 125 173 175 306 271
Nigeria 101 117 114 70 68
Libya 96 113 91 - 11
Brunei 77 16 26 - 16
United Arab Emirates 69 31 15 - 4
Trinidad And Tobago 62 48 42 51 39
Ghana 61 59 50 25 19
Argentina 55 30 25 56 41

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-21 Aug-21 YTD 2021 Sep-20 YTD 2020
Canada 4,277 4,234 4,296 3,945 4,092
Mexico 814 715 727 715 787
Russia 630 795 715 527 534
Saudi Arabia 547 471 404 366 612
Brazil 260 177 139 92 117
Korea, South 180 152 139 125 115
Guyana 176 64 82 - 18
Netherlands 174 132 144 125 81
Ecuador 165 198 169 227 184
Colombia 141 198 199 351 307
India 136 106 102 74 87
Nigeria 132 140 135 91 74
United Kingdom 113 127 101 91 81
Libya 96 114 91 0 11
Brunei 77 16 27 - 21

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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