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

Total imports to the United States dropped 1.8 percent month-over-month to USD 236.4 billion in February 2017. Imports of automobiles and parts dropped sharply while food imports hit a record high and purchases of capital goods were the highest in nearly two years. Imports of goods from China tumbled a record USD 8.6 billion to USD 32.8 billion; and goods shipped from the European Union, Canada and Japan also fell. Imports in the United States averaged 64973.93 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)
2017-02-07 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 $236.43B $240.69B $239B
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Mar $236.43B
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Apr
2017-07-06 12:30 PM May




United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43557.00 -48173.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 192872.00 192512.00 200236.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 236429.00 240685.00 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 -8109652.00 -7781138.00 -1232107.00 -8109652.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.82 100.06 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 19332.00 121171.00 272938.00 -204242.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22963.00 41776.00 46165.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 53386.00 6324.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 8835.00 8783.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 20828.00 20983.00 20983.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 7958601.00 7674983.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 4.88 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 10484.00 10470.00 16120.00 1705.00 USD Million [+]

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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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
236429.00 240685.00 241483.00 577.00 1950 - 2017 USD Million Monthly