Imports to the US plunged USD 5.7 billion from a month earlier to USD 257.6 billion in April 2019. Goods imports slumped USD 5.4 billion to USD 208.7 billion, on the back of: capital goods except automotive (down USD 1.7 billion), in particular semiconductors and civilian aircraft engines; consumer goods (down USD 1.1 billion), such as gem diamonds; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 1.0 billion) due to passenger cars; and industrial supplies and materials (down USD 0.6 billion). Imports of services, including transport, declined USD 0.3 billion to USD 49.0 billion in April. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods imports fell from Canada (-3.5 percent), Mexico (-3.0 percent), Japan (-0.8 percent), and Brazil (-2.4 percent); but rose from China (11.6 percent), the EU (0.5 percent), and OPEC (2.4 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 70880.54 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 266816 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
2019-03-27 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 $261.97B $259.19B $261.3B
2019-06-06 12:30 PM Imports $257.64B $263.32B $259B
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports $257.64B $261.6B
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports $ 262B
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Imports


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -50791.00 -51906.00 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 257638.00 263317.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 206847.00 211411.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 19765887.00 19556588.00 19765887.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 105.85 106.43 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -8061.00 -21481.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50955.00 51938.00 51938.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -28403.00 51884.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.50 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11905.00 11683.00 11905.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21490.00 21399.00 21490.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6079693.00 6772971.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
257638.00 263317.00 266816.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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