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Company Level Imports

With Data for October 2017   |  Release Date:  December 29, 2017   |  Next Release Date: January 31, 2018   |   XLS     

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October 2017 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in October 2017 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 75% of United States crude oil imports in October while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 91% of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of U.S. crude oil imports for October were Canada (3.3 million b/d), Iraq (708,000 b/d), Mexico (616,000 b/d), Saudi Arabia (563,000 b/d), and Venezuela (510,000 b/d). The remaining top ten sources, in order, were Nigeria (430,000 b/d), Colombia (248,000 b/d), Brazil (216,000 b/d), Libya (176,000 b/d), and Ecuador (163,000 b/d). Total crude oil imports averaged 7.6 million b/d in October, which was an increase of 336,000 b/d from imports during September 2017.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in October; exporting 3.9 million b/d. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Iraq with 708,000 b/d.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-17 Sep-17 YTD 2017 Oct-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,314 3,349 3,408 3,236 3,208
Iraq 708 499 601 508 401
Mexico 616 374 576 555 585
Saudi Arabia 563 666 985 1,023 1,115
Venezuela 510 545 648 724 738
Nigeria 430 224 297 207 209
Colombia 248 351 337 316 462
Brazil 216 221 209 173 146
Libya 176 37 56 0 8
Ecuador 163 223 203 197 236
Angola 124 160 131 122 164
Kuwait 113 127 154 154 202
Oman 62 35 10 0 33
United Arab Emirates 50 33 21 0 10
Norway 50 47 42 68 42

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Oct-17 Sep-17 YTD 2017 Oct-16 YTD 2016
Canada 3,916 3,932 3,991 3,618 3,746
Iraq 708 502 605 508 404
Mexico 654 430 657 614 673
Saudi Arabia 572 676 989 1,025 1,124
Venezuela 562 620 702 741 792
Nigeria 441 292 322 232 237
Russia 355 450 387 483 446
Colombia 277 374 365 346 503
Brazil 231 250 229 199 168
Libya 176 59 64 0 13
Ecuador 163 223 204 203 238
Algeria 144 145 199 296 168
Angola 124 171 136 122 174
Kuwait 119 127 154 154 203
Korea, South 117 97 109 100 106

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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