United States Imports  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Total imports to the United States climbed 2.3 percent month-over-month to USD 240.6 billion in January 2017. It was the highest value since December 2014, as petroleum imports were the largest in two years and purchases of automobiles hit a record high. Also, imports rose for cellphones, industrial supplies and materials, and capital goods. Imports of goods from China increased 5.1 percent while those from Japan and Germany tumbled 13.9 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively. Imports in the United States averaged 64760.86 USD Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 241483 USD Million in April of 2014 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-06 01:30 PM Nov $231.07B $228.64B $ 233B
2017-02-07 01:30 PM Dec $235B $231.38B
2017-03-07 01:30 PM Jan $240.6B $235.3B $237B
2017-04-04 12:30 PM Feb $240.6B
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Mar
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Apr




United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -48492.00 -44259.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 192094.00 191014.00 200236.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 240586.00 235273.00 241483.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -112382.00 -116007.00 9957.00 -216063.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.60 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7781138.00 -8042807.00 -1232107.00 -8042807.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.82 100.06 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 110442.00 -65342.00 272938.00 -202949.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22963.00 41776.00 46165.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 6324.00 -12930.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 8783.00 8904.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.88 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6193106.00 6466409.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10484.00 10470.00 16120.00 1705.00 USD Million [+]


United States Imports by Country Last
China 41376.30 USD Million Jan/17
European Union 32828.80 USD Million Jan/17
Euro Area 25622.34 USD Million Jan/17
Canada 24282.30 USD Million Jan/17
Mexico 23481.59 USD Million Jan/17
Japan 10503.70 USD Million Jan/17
Germany 8781.57 USD Million Jan/17
South Korea 5954.00 USD Million Jan/17
United Kingdom 4340.86 USD Million Jan/17
Ireland 4006.34 USD Million Jan/17
Vietnam 3973.42 USD Million Jan/17
India 3791.92 USD Million Jan/17
France 3762.97 USD Million Jan/17
Italy 3645.43 USD Million Jan/17
Taiwan 3375.07 USD Million Jan/17
Switzerland 3059.36 USD Million Jan/17
Malaysia 2883.15 USD Million Jan/17
Thailand 2381.37 USD Million Jan/17
Brazil 2229.89 USD Million Jan/17
Israel 2221.19 USD Million Jan/17
United States Imports by Category Last
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 15315601.00 USD THO Jan/17
Crude Petroleum Value 11376415.00 USD THO Jan/17
Steel Products 1909504.00 USD THO Feb/17
Carbon Steel Produc 1282960.00 USD THO Feb/17
Alloy Steel Products 367187.00 USD THO Feb/17
Stainless Steel Pro 259357.00 USD THO Feb/17
Crude Petroleum Quantity 258934.00 BARREL THO Jan/17
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 187608.00 USD Million Jan/17
Total Nonpetroleum 178906.14 USD Million Jan/17
Non Petroleum 178906.00 USD Million Jan/17
NAICS - Manufacturing 159452.00 USD Million Jan/17
Manufactured Goods 158622.00 USD Million Jan/17
Capital Goods 54202.00 USD Million Jan/17
Consumer Goods Except Automotive 52060.59 USD Million Jan/17
Capital Goods Except Automotive 51090.86 USD Million Jan/17
Consumer Goods 49913.00 USD Million Jan/17
Industrial Supplies & Materials 42015.04 USD Million Jan/17
Industrial Supplies 40955.00 USD Million Jan/17
Nonelectrical Machinery 40408.16 USD Million Jan/17
Advanced Technology Prd 34523.00 USD Million Jan/17

United States Imports Notes

The United States is the world's second biggest importer. Main imports are: capital goods (29 percent) and consumer goods (26 percent). Others include: Industrial Supplies (24 percent); automotive vehicles, parts and engines (15 percent); foods, feeds and beverages (5 percent). Shipments from China represent 19 percent of the total imports followed by Canada (14.5 percent), Mexico (12 percent), Japan (6 percent), and Germany (5 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
240586.00 235273.00 241483.00 577.00 1950 - 2017 USD Million Monthly