US Oil Imports by Country

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Crude oil is a mineral consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons that can produce many beneficial products that improve the quality of life for people all over the world. Crude oil is yellow to black in color and of variable density and viscosity. Crude oil is extracted from reserves and then undergoes distillation to break down the liquid into various products depending not he weight.

Crude oil creates many products, the largest share of which include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and heating oils. Additionally, heavier crude oil products are used to make asphalting lubricating oils such as petroleum jelly for detergents and soaps.

Crude Oil in the United States

The United States is the largest producer of crude oil, producing about 12.108 million barrels per day. The main producers of crude oil in the U.S. are Alaska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. The U.S. surpassed both Russia and Saudi Arabia in 2018 to become the world’s largest crude oil producer.

While the United States is the largest producer of oil, it is also the largest consumer of oil. The U.S. consumes about 19.69 million barrels of crude oil per day. Because this is more oil than the U.S. produces each day, the oil must be imported from other countries.

U.S. Oil Imports by Country

Based on the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy and Information Administration, the United States imports about 7.236 million barrels of crude oil per day to make up the difference between how much the nation produces and consumes. This is based on numbers from April 2020.

About 675,000 barrels come from OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations and 6.561 million come from non-OPEC nations. Of the OPEC nations, the United States receives the most crude oil from Saudi Arabia, from which it imports about 431 barrels/day. From the non-OPEC nations, the U.S. imports the most from Canada, about 4.088 million barrels per day.

The following ten countries are those that the U.S. imports the most oil from per day based on April 2020 numbers. Numbers are in thousands of barrels.

  1. Canada (4,088)
  2. Mexico (631)
  3. Saudi Arabia (431)
  4. Russia (408)
  5. Colombia (277)
  6. Ecuador (176)
  7. Iraq (140)
  8. South Korea (133)
  9. Brazil (104)
  10. The Netherlands (93)

In 2019, the United States imported a total of 3.319 billion barrels in 2019, 1.613 billion of which were from Canada.

Here are the 10 countries with the most oil imports:

  1. Canada (1,613,262)
  2. Mexico (237,401)
  3. Saudi Arabia (193,357)
  4. Russia (187,960)
  5. Colombia (135,917)
  6. Iraq (124,284)
  7. Ecuador (74,612)
  8. Nigeria (70,569)
  9. Brazil (70,042)
  10. United Kingdom (53,095)

US Oil Imports by Country

Country 2019 Barrels 2018 Barrels 2017 Barrels 2016 Barrels 2015 Barrels
Canada1,613,2621,566,5001,479,8741,383,5061,374,189
Mexico237,401262,613249,060244,895276,595
Saudi Arabia193,357328,736348,621404,925386,505
Russia187,960137,010142,011161,286135,247
Colombia135,917121,525132,088176,811144,193
Iraq124,284190,108220,499155,12283,726
Ecuador74,61264,59775,62787,56584,176
Nigeria70,56969,086122,06886,17329,456
Brazil70,04262,40081,69660,97778,384
United Kingdom53,09553,17140,62444,56844,828
South Korea48,66634,26448,36839,30637,258
Netherlands38,21922,81122,80121,89320,814
India35,33627,11329,96032,75631,241
Venezuela33,591213,895245,980291,461301,989
Norway31,67733,42628,78027,84122,141
Algeria28,50064,42268,86766,54439,478
Belgium25,21725,26621,16622,47228,940
Libya23,09220,51623,7415,8282,565
Egypt20,06613,3093,3594,625684
Spain18,08619,78017,85518,04223,002
Trinidad And Tobago17,2719,80712,64210,4168,087
Kuwait16,58328,71552,83876,68774,568
Kazakhstan15,66212,9613,8535,2785,416
Angola13,96134,33049,10861,49249,767
Japan13,2317,5369,5237,9436,508
Brunei11,8575,478245
France11,44512,59713,25813,84312,589
Argentina11,0798,3194,44113,681
Portugal9,97110,3139,6159,3658,498
Italy9,8538,7626,1106,5094,925
United Arab Emirates9,74621,31212,3524,9561,305
Ghana9,5204,3235,99847381
Finland9,4135,1813,3768,2993,591
Singapore9,3399,3677,1336,8106,911
Peru7,91013,75617,1778,73610,161
Turkey6,6934,8893,075799459
Qatar6,4005,8992,2753,9952,936
Republic of the Congo5,9865,7201,8751,9253,661
Denmark5,8134,9793,4511,161358
Germany4,6352,8592,6732,1212,741
Cameroon4,1671,9354771,196580
Sweden3,9934,8593,6664,7301,648
China3,7226,1697,5777,8552,287
Equatorial Guinea3,5596,8814,3282,2502,080
Guatemala2,4982,5302,9562,7112,916
Lithuania2,1607271,624634703
Bahamas2,1061,3562,3264451,852
Chad1,9017,31010,46324,38726,234
Indonesia1,86015,52614,42915,96414,866
Taiwan1,6912,6601,8701,4292,453
Liberia1,677241
Ivory Coast1,6683,8582,8942123
Panama1,661835440219
South Sudan1,245209
Malaysia1,1551,4533,2584,908411
Greece1,0676241,096294319
Hong Kong918520
Bahrain8891,037745850866
Oman6678285,09710,986
Belarus627852605
Chile540283511664596
Poland48331511592270
Ireland4721,4192,7281,1112,874
Australia3985296481,6203,635
Israel34534041
Bulgaria247880195
Belize211198360
Thailand1371,0081,2682213
Latvia6941792
Curacao671,0382061,1512,251
DR Congo18
South Africa11384122138167
United States Virgin Islands21
Aruba151123
Barbados50
Malta1872
Estonia4484901,030
Gabon1,7952,2221,0574,479
Albania2,4961,977
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Georgia295437
Croatia40188
Mauritania1,184511
New Zealand
Slovakia4333
El Salvador150
Austria122
Papua New Guinea681
Hungary192310
Azerbaijan5,2863,0843,7155,539
Czech Republic53
Bolivia318631
Tunisia848752312424
Benin
Guinea
Syria
Romania3018215
Yemen855
Mozambique158168
Vietnam7882,3071,4033,320
Philippines15419647330

US Oil Imports by Country