Imports to the United States rose 1.2 percent from the previous month to USD 260.2 billion in January of 2021, the highest level in more than a year. Goods purchases advanced by USD 3.4 billion to USD 221.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 3.7 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 2.0 billion). Meanwhile, imports of services decreased by USD 0.3 billion to USD 39.0 billion, dragged by transport (USD 0.4 billion) and travel (USD 0.1 billion). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 75370.31 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, 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 March of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 242000.00 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 259000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 259000.00 USD Million in 2022 and 269000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
260158.00 257096.00 266719.00 577.00 1950 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct $245.1B $240.1B $245.1B
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov $252.3B $245.1B $251B
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec $256.6B $252.3B $255B
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan $260.2B $256.6B $260B


News Stream
US Imports Rise to Over 1-Year High
Imports to the United States rose 1.2 percent from the previous month to USD 260.2 billion in January of 2021, the highest level in more than a year. Goods purchases advanced by USD 3.4 billion to USD 221.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 3.7 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 2.0 billion). Meanwhile, imports of services decreased by USD 0.3 billion to USD 39.0 billion, dragged by transport (USD 0.4 billion) and travel (USD 0.1 billion).
2021-03-05
US Imports Jump to 1-Year High
Imports to the United States rose 1.5 percent from the previous month to USD 256.6 billion in December of 2020, the highest level in a year. Goods purchases advanced by USD 3.1 billion to USD 217.7 billion, led by imports of supplies and materials (USD 3.0 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 2.0 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.7 billion to USD 38.9 billion, boosted by travel (USD 0.5 billion) and transport (USD 0.2 billion). For 2020, imports were USD 2,810.6 billion, down USD 294.5 billion from 2019.
2021-02-05
US Imports Climb 2.9% to 10-Month High
Imports to the United States advanced 2.9 percent from the previous month to USD 252.3 billion in November of 2020, the highest level since January and the sixth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases increased by USD 6.3 billion to USD 214.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 4.0 billion) such as cell phones and other household goods (USD 2.8 billion), industrial supplies and materials (USD 1.5 billion) and capital goods (USD 1.2 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 1.0 billion), in particular passenger cars (down USD 1.1 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.9 billion to USD 38.2 billion, namely travel (USD 0.4 billion) and transport (USD 0.4 billion).
2021-01-07
US Imports Jumps to 8-Month High
Imports to the United States rose by USD 5.0 billion from the previous month to USD 245.1 billion in October of 2020, the highest level since February. Goods purchases advanced by USD 4.3 billion to USD 207.8 billion, led by imports of consumer goods such as cell phones and other household goods; capital goods, of which computer accessories and other industrial machinery; industrial supplies and materials on the back of nonmonetary gold and crude oil; and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines. Imports of services increased by USD 0.7 billion to USD 37.4 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2020-12-04

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 39111.19 41875.89 USD Million Jan/21
European Union 35716.90 39455.13 USD Million Jan/21
Euro Area 31816.44 35347.15 USD Million Jan/21
Mexico 29040.94 29589.24 USD Million Jan/21
Canada 24542.34 24705.30 USD Million Jan/21
Germany 10844.48 10945.19 USD Million Jan/21
Japan 10354.74 11431.61 USD Million Jan/21
Vietnam 7660.65 6921.18 USD Million Jan/21
South Korea 6551.87 7339.35 USD Million Jan/21
Taiwan 5397.98 5704.03 USD Million Jan/21
India 5216.14 4894.94 USD Million Jan/21
Ireland 5095.89 6156.13 USD Million Jan/21
Switzerland 5028.96 4692.27 USD Million Jan/21
Italy 4390.83 4914.76 USD Million Jan/21
United Kingdom 3932.14 4907.85 USD Million Jan/21
Malaysia 3777.33 4441.69 USD Million Jan/21
France 3774.69 3914.75 USD Million Jan/21
Thailand 3308.58 3284.46 USD Million Jan/21
Singapore 2331.94 2870.07 USD Million Jan/21
Russia 1965.33 1422.30 USD Million Jan/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 10257457.00 9343009.00 USD THO Jan/21
Crude Petroleum Value 7229701.00 6653240.00 USD THO Jan/21
Steel Products 1647652.00 1286222.00 USD THO Jan/21
Carbon Steel Produc 1111276.00 793375.00 USD THO Jan/21
Alloy Steel Products 382566.00 313237.00 USD THO Jan/21
Non Petroleum 207632.00 205902.00 USD Million Jan/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 206028.00 216705.00 USD Million Jan/21
Total Nonpetroleum 205901.73 203351.42 USD Million Dec/20
Manufactured Goods 181455.00 191112.00 USD Million Jan/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 180423.00 192706.20 USD Million Jan/21
Capital Goods 64158.00 63572.00 USD Million Jan/21
Consumer Goods 59104.00 57058.00 USD Million Jan/21
Industrial Supplies 56533.00 59115.00 USD Million Jan/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 47919.88 46737.03 USD Million Dec/20
Advanced Technology Prd 41231.00 45577.00 USD Million Jan/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 33481.00 31939.00 USD Million Dec/20
Automotive Vehicles 32652.00 34363.00 USD Million Jan/21
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 31576.00 33136.00 USD Million Jan/21
Durables, Manufactured 30845.77 30603.20 USD Million Dec/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 29889.30 35668.40 USD Million Jan/21

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