US Crude Oil Exports by Year Chart from 1870 to 2017

US Crude Oil Exports by Year Chart from 1870 to 2017

The chart above depicts U.S. crude oil exports by year in thousand barrels from 1870 through 2017.

Since the lifting of the crude oil export ban in December of 2015, U.S. crude oil exports have reached record highs in the past two years. Exports reached 216,274 thousand barrels in 2016 and exports in 2017 reached a whopping 407,989 thousand barrels.

According to the EIA, the U.S. crude oil production forecast is expected to reach a record high in 2018. As a result, U.S. crude oil exports are also expected to reach a record high in 2018.

U.S. crude oil export data by year from 1870 through 2017 is as follows:

Year U.S. Exports of Crude Oil Thousand Barrels
1870 248
1871 269
1872 390
1873 468
1874 344
1875 394
1876 603
1877 685
1878 573
1879 681
1880 875
1881 963
1882 1,072
1883 1,405
1884 1,897
1885 1,939
1886 1,818
1887 1,920
1888 1,846
1889 2,028
1890 2,299
1891 2,303
1892 2,486
1893 2,660
1894 2,903
1895 2,650
1896 2,641
1897 2,893
1898 2,736
1899 2,802
1900 3,290
1901 3,024
1902 3,458
1903 3,012
1904 2,647
1905 3,004
1906 3,525
1907 3,007
1908 3,552
1909 4,056
1910 4,288
1911 4,806
1912 4,493
1913 4,630
1914 2,969
1915 3,768
1916 4,096
1917 4,098
1918 4,901
1919 6,019
1920 8,757
1921 8,940
1922 10,163
1923 17,385
1924 18,239
1925 13,337
1926 15,407
1927 15,844
1928 18,966
1929 26,401
1930 23,705
1931 25,535
1932 27,393
1933 36,584
1934 41,127
1935 51,378
1936 50,184
1937 67,286
1938 77,273
1939 72,073
1940 38,341
1941 33,238
1942 33,834
1943 41,342
1944 34,238
1945 32,998
1946 40,750
1947 46,355
1948 39,736
1949 33,069
1950 34,823
1951 28,604
1952 26,696
1953 19,931
1954 13,599
1955 11,571
1956 28,624
1957 50,243
1958 4,346
1959 2,526
1960 3,087
1961 3,227
1962 1,790
1963 1,698
1964 1,363
1965 1,097
1966 1,477
1967 26,541
1968 1,802
1969 1,436
1970 4,991
1971 503
1972 187
1973 697
1974 1,074
1975 2,146
1976 2,941
1977 18,255
1978 57,728
1979 85,707
1980 104,935
1981 83,166
1982 86,279
1983 59,948
1984 66,233
1985 74,513
1986 56,205
1987 54,964
1988 56,713
1989 51,683
1990 39,653
1991 42,385
1992 32,473
1993 35,834
1994 36,020
1995 34,509
1996 40,211
1997 39,308
1998 40,102
1999 43,031
2000 18,352
2001 7,386
2002 3,296
2003 4,538
2004 9,783
2005 11,619
2006 8,999
2007 10,006
2008 10,464
2009 15,985
2010 15,198
2011 17,158
2012 24,693
2013 48,968
2014 128,233
2015 169,741
2016 216,274
2017 407,989

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