Imports to the US declined USD 4.6 billion from the previous month to USD 261.5 billion in June 2019. Goods imports plunged USD 4.7 billion to USD 212.3 billion due to purchases of industrial supplies and materials (down USD 3.2 billion), in particular crude oil, other petroleum products, and fuel oil; and consumer goods (down USD 0.9 billion) led by cell phones and other household goods. Imports of services were up USD 0.1 billion to USD 49.2 billion in June. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods imports decreased from all main partners: China (-0.7 percent), Canada (-5.2 percent), Mexico (-4.9 percent), the EU (-9.0 percent), Japan (-0.6 percent), and Brazil (-14.4 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 71344.21 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 260000.00 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
2019-05-09 12:30 PM Imports Mar $261.97B $259.19B $261.3B
2019-06-06 12:30 PM Imports Apr $257.64B $263.32B $259B
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports May $266.16B $257.64B $265.1B
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports Jun $261.5B $266.0B $261.8B
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Imports Jul $261.5B
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Imports Aug
2019-11-05 12:30 PM Imports Sep $ 269B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -55154.00 -55344.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -130400.00 -143927.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 261454.00 266033.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 206300.00 210689.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20006050.00 19765887.00 20006050.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.25 105.85 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1652.00 37565.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 52432.00 53720.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 99054.00 4584.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.50 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 12108.00 12162.00 12162.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 20875.00 21387.00 21891.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 7019871.00 6227283.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 USD Million [+]
Goods Trade Balance -74161.00 -74802.00 1492.20 -79790.00 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
261454.00 266033.00 266816.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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