December 2010 Import Highlights:  Released February 25, 2011 Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in December 2010 has been released and it shows that four countries exported more than 1,000 thousand barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 72 percent of United Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum in December, exporting 2,713 thousand barrels per day to the United States, which is an increase from last month (2,510 thousand barrels per day). The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Mexico with 1,365 thousand barrels per day.

Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries) (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Dec-10 Nov-10 YTD 2010 Dec-09 YTD 2009

CANADA 2,064 1,975 1,972 2,104 1,943
MEXICO 1,223 1,229 1,140 1,063 1,092
SAUDI ARABIA 1,076 1,119 1,080 870 980
NIGERIA 1,024 806 986 1,020 776
VENEZUELA 825 884 912 772 951
IRAQ 336 340 414 325 449
ANGOLA 307 263 380 266 448
BRAZIL 271 188 254 181 295
ALGERIA 262 379 325 336 281
COLOMBIA 220 489 338 179 251
ECUADOR 192 188 195 86 181
RUSSIA 158 85 252 168 230
KUWAIT 125 170 195 160 180
UNITED KINGDOM 124 80 120 67 103
ARGENTINA 85 35 29 33 53
Total Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries) (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Dec-10 Nov-10 YTD 2010 Dec-09 YTD 2009

CANADA 2,713 2,510 2,532 2,710 2,479
MEXICO 1,365 1,363 1,280 1,204 1,210
SAUDI ARABIA 1,087 1,141 1,094 877 1,004
NIGERIA 1,070 860 1,025 1,029 809
VENEZUELA 917 942 987 849 1,063
RUSSIA 514 553 611 385 563
ALGERIA 484 572 507 544 493
IRAQ 336 340 414 325 450
ANGOLA 319 276 390 278 460
BRAZIL 295 198 271 184 309
UNITED KINGDOM 236 187 256 199 245
COLOMBIA 231 492 365 231 276
ECUADOR 192 194 197 86 185
VIRGIN ISLANDS 191 234 255 289 277
KUWAIT 125 170 197 160 182

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

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