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Company Level Imports

With Data for August 2018   |  Release Date:  October 31, 2018   |  Next Release Date: November 30, 2018   |   XLS     

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August 2018 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in August 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 81% of United States crude oil imports in August while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 93% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for August were Canada (3.7 million b/d), Saudi Arabia (1.0 million b/d), Mexico (895,000 b/d), Venezuela (462,000 b/d), and Iraq (420,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (300,000 b/d), Brazil (190,000 b/d), Ecuador (183,000 b/d), Angola (146,000 b/d), and Algeria (125,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 8.0 million b/d in August, which was an increase of 77,000 b/d from imports during July 2018.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in August; exporting 4.2 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.0 million b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-18 Jul-18 YTD 2018 Aug-17 YTD 2017
Canada 3,675 3,562 3,715 3,493 3,447
Saudi Arabia 1,005 876 822 739 1,085
Mexico 895 661 681 524 596
Venezuela 462 505 488 555 678
Iraq 420 485 595 456 598
Colombia 300 295 338 349 346
Brazil 190 157 156 243 207
Ecuador 183 288 180 193 206
Angola 146 178 112 287 128
Algeria 125 158 83 68 88
Russia 90 107 67 89 50
Kuwait 83 63 98 87 162
Brunei 65 - 8 8 1
Indonesia 57 45 47 38 37
Nigeria 56 29 187 376 290

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Aug-18 Jul-18 YTD 2018 Aug-17 YTD 2017
Canada 4,233 4,157 4,316 4,023 4,034
Saudi Arabia 1,039 876 841 739 1,088
Mexico 935 681 737 581 687
Venezuela 592 625 577 606 730
Russia 515 454 399 448 387
Iraq 421 485 598 456 603
Colombia 334 319 370 388 375
Brazil 248 179 195 258 227
Algeria 198 243 174 229 213
Ecuador 183 288 182 193 207
United Kingdom 175 164 145 67 119
Angola 146 188 117 296 134
India 95 98 91 122 92
Korea, South 92 124 94 95 109
Belgium 91 63 73 57 56

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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