United States Imports

Imports in the United States increased to 232734 USD Million in February of 2014 from 231740 USD Million in January of 2014. Imports in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Imports in the United States averaged 57320.91 USD Million from 1950 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 234295 USD Million in March of 2012 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950. United States is the world's largest importer. U.S. main imports are Industrial Supplies (32 percent of total imports) with crude oil alone accounting for half of this category. Others include: Capital Goods (24 percent); Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (13 percent); Consumer Goods (12 percent) and Foods, Feeds, and Beverages (5 percent). Main imports partners are: China (18 percent of total imports), European Union (16 percent), Canada (14 percent), Mexico (12 percent) and Japan (6 percent). This page provides - United States Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
232734.00 231740.00 234295.00 577.00 234346.59 | 2014/03 1950 - 2014 USD Million Monthly

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United States Imports
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-03-07 01:30 PM United States
Imports
Jan 2013 USD 229B USD 225B (R)
2013-06-04 01:30 PM United States
Imports
Apr 2013 USD 228B USD 222B (R) 224406
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Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Exports 190434.00 2014-02-15 192459.00 194644.00 772.00 190543.68 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Imports 232734.00 2014-02-15 231740.00 234295.00 577.00 234346.59 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 167700.00 2014-02-15 87000.00 272938.00 -153025.00 32492.36 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 7939.00 2014-01-15 7864.00 10044.00 3983.00 Thousands Barrels per Day [+]
External Debt -4577504.00 2013-12-31 -4165583.00 360347.00 -4577504.00 -4684301.46 2014-12-31 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 68145.00 2013-11-15 54321.00 140759.00 -9004.00 69572.16 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Net Long-term Tic Flows 85700.00 2014-02-15 7700.00 139697.00 -72882.00 30105.64 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.14 2013-11-15 98.07 167.10 91.05 98.37 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.30 2013-12-31 -2.70 0.20 -6.00 -2.27 2014-12-31 Percent [+]
Current Account -81118.00 2013-11-15 -96365.00 9957.00 -214501.00 -81231.25 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Balance of Trade -42300.00 2014-02-15 -39280.00 1946.00 -67235.00 -41037.17 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
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Imports | Notes
An import is any good or service brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and is often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements.


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