Imports to the United States edged up 0.5 percent to USD 240.2 billion in September 2020, the highest level since February and the fourth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 0.6 billion to USD 203.5 billion, led by imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 3.2 billion), in particular passenger cars (USD 2.4 billion); and capital goods (USD 0.8 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for consumer goods (down USD 2.1 billion), of which cell phones and other household goods (down USD 2.3 billion), and industrial supplies and materials (down USD 1.3 billion) like finished metal shapes (down USD 1.4 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.6 billion to USD 36.8 billion, namely travel (USD 0.3 billion) and transport (USD 0.2 billion). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 74526.06 USD Million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 266719 USD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 245000.00 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 253000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 259000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 269000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
240216.00 239002.00 266719.00 577.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $208.95B $199.49B $210.3B
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul $231.7B $208.95B $236B
2020-10-06 12:30 PM Aug $239.0B $231.7B $238.2B
2020-11-04 01:30 PM Sep $240.2B $239.0B $238.2B
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct $240.2B $245.1B
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan


News Stream
US Imports Edge Up 0.5% to 7-Month High
Imports to the United States edged up 0.5 percent to USD 240.2 billion in September 2020, the highest level since February and the fourth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 0.6 billion to USD 203.5 billion, led by imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 3.2 billion), in particular passenger cars (USD 2.4 billion); and capital goods (USD 0.8 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for consumer goods (down USD 2.1 billion), of which cell phones and other household goods (down USD 2.3 billion), and industrial supplies and materials (down USD 1.3 billion) like finished metal shapes (down USD 1.4 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.6 billion to USD 36.8 billion, namely travel (USD 0.3 billion) and transport (USD 0.2 billion).
2020-11-04
US Imports Jump 3.2% to 6-Month High
Imports to the United States rose by USD 7.4 billion from the previous month to USD 239.0 billion in August 2020, the highest level since February, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 6.5 billion to USD 203.0 billion, led by imports of consumer goods, such as pharmaceutical preparations; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines; and other goods. Meanwhile, purchases of industrial supplies and materials were sharply down, due to falls in nonmonetary gold and finished metal shapes. Imports of services increased by USD 0.8 billion to USD 36.1 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2020-10-06
US Imports Surge Near 11%
US imports jumped 10.9 percent month-over-month to $231.7 billion in July of 2020, the highest reading since March. Still, imports remained below pre-pandemic levels, reflecting the ongoing impact of COVID-19, as many businesses continued to operate at limited capacity or ceased operations completely, and the movement of travelers across borders remained restricted. Purchases of goods increased $21.5 billion to $196.4 billion in July, mainly due to passenger cars ($3.7 billion); automotive parts and accessories ($2.5 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($4.4 billion); finished metal shapes ($1.3 billion); nonmonetary gold ($0.9 billion); crude oil ($0.7 billion); civilian aircraft ($1.7 billion); and cell phones and other household goods ($1.7 billion). Imports of services increased $1.2 billion to $35.3 billion, namely transport ($0.5 billion); travel ($0.3 billion); charges for the use of intellectual property ($0.1 billion) and insurance services ($0.1 billion).
2020-09-03
US Imports Climb 4.7% in June
Imports to the United States increased USD 9.5 billion from the previous month to USD 208.9 billion in June of 2020. Goods purchases rose USD 9 billion, led by automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 9.7 billion), in particular passenger cars, automotive parts and accessories and trucks, buses, and special purpose vehicles. Also, imports of consumer goods were uo USD 4.7 billion, due to Cell phones and other household goods; Gem diamonds; Cotton apparel and household goods and Artwork and other collectibles. Meanwhile, imports rose for capital goods (up USD 2.2 billion) while those of industrial supplies and materials decreased USD 8.3 billion. Imports of services increased USD 0.5 billion.
2020-08-05

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).
United States Imports by Country Last Previous
China 41208.33 40816.44 USD Million Sep/20
European Union 35740.92 34170.23 USD Million Sep/20
Euro Area 31733.61 30514.19 USD Million Sep/20
Mexico 29835.24 29806.29 USD Million Sep/20
Canada 24584.83 23761.12 USD Million Sep/20
Germany 10796.31 9783.33 USD Million Sep/20
Japan 9934.18 9732.91 USD Million Sep/20
Vietnam 7917.63 8381.78 USD Million Sep/20
South Korea 5868.11 6187.38 USD Million Sep/20
Taiwan 5552.39 5125.98 USD Million Sep/20
Ireland 5405.92 4832.28 USD Million Sep/20
India 4960.49 4294.55 USD Million Sep/20
Switzerland 4734.04 6449.10 USD Million Sep/20
United Kingdom 4162.31 3795.25 USD Million Sep/20
Malaysia 4134.69 3841.91 USD Million Sep/20
Italy 3953.21 4272.44 USD Million Sep/20
Thailand 3440.43 3306.72 USD Million Sep/20
France 3295.52 3786.17 USD Million Sep/20
Netherlands 2557.98 2364.91 USD Million Sep/20
Singapore 2153.73 1986.12 USD Million Sep/20
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 8565780.00 8866086.00 USD THO Sep/20
Crude Petroleum Value 5936582.00 6353437.00 USD THO Sep/20
Steel Products 1052383.00 1091456.00 USD THO Sep/20
Carbon Steel Produc 707883.00 721591.00 USD THO Sep/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 207975.00 204628.00 USD Million Sep/20
Non Petroleum 192654.00 192607.00 USD Million Sep/20
Total Nonpetroleum 192653.80 192606.78 USD Million Sep/20
Alloy Steel Products 190956.00 219126.00 USD THO Sep/20
Manufactured Goods 184316.00 181683.00 USD Million Sep/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 183908.70 180923.50 USD Million Sep/20
Consumer Goods 61021.00 59685.00 USD Million Sep/20
Capital Goods 59885.00 58886.00 USD Million Sep/20
Industrial Supplies 53476.00 56940.00 USD Million Sep/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 45324.58 43834.24 USD Million Sep/20
Advanced Technology Prd 43026.00 42201.00 USD Million Sep/20
Automotive Vehicles 32281.00 29064.00 USD Million Sep/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 31258.10 30147.50 USD Million Sep/20
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 31192.00 28012.00 USD Million Sep/20
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 30271.00 28597.00 USD Million Sep/20
Autos and Parts 30214.00 28529.00 USD Million Sep/20

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