Imports of goods and services to the US increased 0.2 percent, or USD 0.6 billion, month-over-month to USD 259.1 billion. Goods imports went up USD 0.9 billion to USD 211.6 billion, as purchases of consumer goods were up USD 1.6 billion on the back of cell phones and other household goods (up USD 2.1 billion) and imports of other goods increased USD 0.5 billion. By contrast, industrial supplies and materials imports fell USD 1.2 billion. Also, imports of services decreased USD 0.3 billion to USD 47.5 billion, dragged down by transport (down USD 0.2 billion) and travel for all purposes including education (down USD 0.1 billion). On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports dropped from China (-20.2 percent); Brazil (-13.3 percent); the EU (-4.6 percent) and Japan (-1.2 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 70414.54 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 267232 USD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 262000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in the United States to stand at 255000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 279000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-06 01:30 PM Imports $259.2B $266.9B $ 264B
2019-03-06 01:30 PM Imports $264.9B $259.4B $263B
2019-03-27 12:30 PM Imports $258.5B $265.3B $263B
2019-04-17 12:30 PM Imports $259.1B $258.5B $257.9B
2019-05-09 12:30 PM Imports $259.1B $ 259B
2019-06-06 12:30 PM Imports
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -49382.00 -51134.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -134377.00 -126604.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 259073.00 258488.00 267232.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 209690.00 207355.00 212855.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 19765887.00 19556588.00 19765887.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.43 106.60 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -21640.00 -143664.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50955.00 51938.00 51938.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 51884.00 -7237.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11871.00 11849.00 11900.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21448.00 21320.00 21455.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6772971.00 6564421.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 12394.00 10304.00 16071.00 1769.00 USD Million [+]

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United States Imports

The United States is the world's second biggest importer. Main imports are: capital goods (22 percent) and consumer goods (21 percent). Others include: automotive vehicles, parts and engines (12 percent) and foods, feeds and beverages (5 percent). Shipments from China represent 21 percent of the total imports followed by Mexico (14 percent), Canada (13 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
259073.00 258488.00 267232.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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