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

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

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Net Imports of Petroleum as a Share of U.S. Petroleum Consumption, 1950 - 2013
YearNet Imports of PetroleumU.S. Consumption of PetroleumNet Imports as a Share of U.S. Consumption
(Million barrels per day)Percentage
19500.556.468.4%
19510.427.026.0%
19520.527.277.2%
19530.637.608.3%
19540.707.769.0%
19550.888.4610.4%
19561.018.7811.5%
19571.018.8111.4%
19581.429.1215.6%
19591.579.5316.5%
19601.619.8016.5%
19611.749.9817.5%
19621.9110.4018.4%
19631.9110.7417.8%
19642.0611.0218.7%
19652.2811.5119.8%
19662.3712.0819.7%
19672.2312.5617.8%
19682.6113.3919.5%
19692.9314.1420.7%
19703.1614.7021.5%
19713.7015.2124.3%
19724.5216.3727.6%
19736.0217.3134.8%
19745.8916.6535.4%
19755.8516.3235.8%
19767.0917.4640.6%
19778.5618.4346.5%
19788.0018.8542.5%
19797.9918.5143.1%
19806.3617.0637.3%
19815.4016.0633.6%
19824.3015.3028.1%
19834.3115.2328.3%
19844.7215.7330.0%
19854.2915.7327.3%
19865.4416.2833.4%
19875.9116.6735.5%
19886.5917.2838.1%
19897.2017.3341.6%
19907.1616.9942.2%
19916.6316.7139.6%
19926.9417.0340.7%
19937.6217.2444.2%
19948.0517.7245.5%
19957.8917.7244.5%
19968.5018.3146.4%
19979.1618.6249.2%
19989.7618.9251.6%
19999.9119.5250.8%
200010.4219.7052.9%
200110.9019.6555.5%
200210.5519.7653.4%
200311.2420.0356.1%
200412.1020.7358.4%
200512.5520.8060.3%
200612.3920.6959.9%
200712.0420.6858.2%
200811.1119.5057.0%
20099.6718.7751.5%
20109.4419.1849.2%
20118.4518.8844.8%
20127.3918.4940.0%
20136.2018.8932.8%
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, August 2014, Table 3.3a.

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