Fact #838: September 15, 2014 Net Imports of Petroleum were Only 33% of U.S. Consumption in 2013

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When compared to total U.S. consumption of petroleum, net imports were only 33% in 2013. The share of imported petroleum reached a peak of 60% in 2005, from a low of 27% in 1985. Since 2005, the share has declined each year.

Net Imports of Petroleum as a Share of U.S. Petroleum Consumption, 1950 - 2013

Graphic showing net imports of petroleum as a share of U.S. Petroleum consumption from 1950-2013. See table for more detail.

Note: Net imports are equal to total imports minus exports.

Fact #838 Dataset

Supporting Information

Net Imports of Petroleum as a Share of U.S. Petroleum Consumption, 1950 - 2013
Year Net Imports of Petroleum U.S. Consumption of Petroleum Net Imports as a Share of U.S. Consumption
(Million barrels per day) Percentage
1950 0.55 6.46 8.4%
1951 0.42 7.02 6.0%
1952 0.52 7.27 7.2%
1953 0.63 7.60 8.3%
1954 0.70 7.76 9.0%
1955 0.88 8.46 10.4%
1956 1.01 8.78 11.5%
1957 1.01 8.81 11.4%
1958 1.42 9.12 15.6%
1959 1.57 9.53 16.5%
1960 1.61 9.80 16.5%
1961 1.74 9.98 17.5%
1962 1.91 10.40 18.4%
1963 1.91 10.74 17.8%
1964 2.06 11.02 18.7%
1965 2.28 11.51 19.8%
1966 2.37 12.08 19.7%
1967 2.23 12.56 17.8%
1968 2.61 13.39 19.5%
1969 2.93 14.14 20.7%
1970 3.16 14.70 21.5%
1971 3.70 15.21 24.3%
1972 4.52 16.37 27.6%
1973 6.02 17.31 34.8%
1974 5.89 16.65 35.4%
1975 5.85 16.32 35.8%
1976 7.09 17.46 40.6%
1977 8.56 18.43 46.5%
1978 8.00 18.85 42.5%
1979 7.99 18.51 43.1%
1980 6.36 17.06 37.3%
1981 5.40 16.06 33.6%
1982 4.30 15.30 28.1%
1983 4.31 15.23 28.3%
1984 4.72 15.73 30.0%
1985 4.29 15.73 27.3%
1986 5.44 16.28 33.4%
1987 5.91 16.67 35.5%
1988 6.59 17.28 38.1%
1989 7.20 17.33 41.6%
1990 7.16 16.99 42.2%
1991 6.63 16.71 39.6%
1992 6.94 17.03 40.7%
1993 7.62 17.24 44.2%
1994 8.05 17.72 45.5%
1995 7.89 17.72 44.5%
1996 8.50 18.31 46.4%
1997 9.16 18.62 49.2%
1998 9.76 18.92 51.6%
1999 9.91 19.52 50.8%
2000 10.42 19.70 52.9%
2001 10.90 19.65 55.5%
2002 10.55 19.76 53.4%
2003 11.24 20.03 56.1%
2004 12.10 20.73 58.4%
2005 12.55 20.80 60.3%
2006 12.39 20.69 59.9%
2007 12.04 20.68 58.2%
2008 11.11 19.50 57.0%
2009 9.67 18.77 51.5%
2010 9.44 19.18 49.2%
2011 8.45 18.88 44.8%
2012 7.39 18.49 40.0%
2013 6.20 18.89 32.8%
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, August 2014, Table 3.3a.

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