United States Imports  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports in the United States increased by 0.6 percent to 262670 USD Million in August, the most on record. The biggest increases came from automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ( $1.0 billion) and Consumer goods ($0.9 billion). Imports in the United States averaged 69018.26 USD Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 262670 USD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Imports $260.16B $258.53B $ 257.8B
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Imports $261.2B $258.93B $ 259.8B
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Imports $262.67B $261.1B $ 261.8B
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Imports $262.67B $ 263.7B
2018-12-06 01:30 PM Imports $ 264.6B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -53237.00 -50037.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 209433.00 211104.00 214668.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 262670.00 261141.00 262670.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -101460.00 -121710.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt 19306582.00 19180854.00 19306582.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.98 98.39 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 52174.00 189669.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 47253.00 45701.00 48155.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 74804.00 -36459.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10964.00 10674.00 10964.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21359.00 21401.00 21429.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6907642.00 6620845.00 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 (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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
262670.00 261141.00 262670.00 577.00 1950 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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