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How much petroleum does the United States import and export?

In 2023, the United States imported about 8.51 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum from 86 countries. Petroleum includes crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs), refined petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, and biofuels. Crude oil imports of about 6.48 million b/d accounted for about 76% of U.S. total gross petroleum imports.

In 2023, the United States exported about 10.15 million b/d of petroleum to 173 countries and 3 U.S. territories (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands). Crude oil exports of about 4.06 million b/d accounted for 40% of total U.S. gross petroleum exports. The resulting total net petroleum imports (imports minus exports) were about -1.64 million b/d, which means that the United States was a net petroleum exporter of 1.64 million b/d in 2023.

The top five source countries of U.S. gross petroleum imports in 2023 were Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Brazil.

Top sources and amounts of U.S. petroleum imports (percentage share of total), respective exports, and net imports, 2023
million barrels per day
Import sourcesGross importsExportsNet imports
Total, all countries8.5110.15-1.64
OPEC countries1.34 (16%)0.03 1.31
Persian Gulf countries0.86 (10%)0.010.86
Top five countries1
Canada4.42 (52%)0.803.62
Mexico0.91 (11%)1.17-0.26
Saudi Arabia0.44 (5%)0.000.44
Iraq0.32 (4%)0.000.32
Brazil0.26 (3%)0.240.02
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly, February 2024
Note: Ranking in the table is based on gross imports by country of origin. Net import volumes in the table may not equal gross imports minus exports because of independent rounding of data.

The top five destination countries of U.S. total petroleum exports by export volume and percentage share of U.S. total petroleum exports in 2023 were:

  • Mexico—1.17 million b/d—11%
  • China—0.98 million b/d—10%
  • The Netherlands—0.86 million b/d—9%
  • Canada—0.80 million b/d—8%
  • Japan—0.62 million b/d—6%

Learn more:
Detailed historical data on U.S. petroleum imports and exports
U.S. petroleum imports by country of origin
U.S. petroleum exports by destination
U.S. net petroleum imports by country
Today In Energy articles on oil/petroleum
This Week In Petroleum articles

Last updated: March 29, 2024; preliminary data.

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