Imports to the United States increased by USD 3.5 billion to USD 277.3 billion in May 2021, partially recovering from April's sharp decline and moving towards March's record-high level. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by crude oil, fuel oil and lumber, and foods, feeds, and beverages. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods declined. Imports of services increased USD 0.7 billion, on the back of travel. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 76292.82 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 277693 USD Million in March of 2021 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 August of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 263000.00 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 274999.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 269000.00 USD Million in 2022 and 271000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
277259.00 273775.00 277693.00 577.00 1950 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-07 12:30 PM Feb $258.3B $260.1B $256.9B
2021-05-04 12:30 PM Mar $274.48B $258.1B $274.9B
2021-06-08 12:30 PM Apr $273.89B $227.69B $273B
2021-07-02 12:30 PM May $277.3B $273.8B $276.0B


News Stream
US Imports Rise 1.3% in May
Imports to the United States increased by USD 3.5 billion to USD 277.3 billion in May 2021, partially recovering from April's sharp decline and moving towards March's record-high level. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by crude oil, fuel oil and lumber, and foods, feeds, and beverages. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods declined. Imports of services increased USD 0.7 billion, on the back of travel.
2021-07-02
US Imports Fall from Record
Imports to the United States declined by USD 3.8 billion to USD 273.9 billion in April 2021, from last month's all-time high, due to lower purchases of consumer goods (down USD 2.6 billion) such as other textile apparel and household goods; toys, games, and sporting goods; and household appliances. Also, imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were down USD 1.1 billion. Imports of services, however, increased USD 0.7 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2021-06-08
US Imports Soar to Record High
Imports to the United States surged 6.3 percent from a month earlier to a record high of USD 274.5 billion in March of 2021, led by higher purchases of consumer goods (up USD 4.5 billion), in particular other textile apparel and household goods (up USD 1.2 billion). Imports also rose for industrial supplies and materials (up USD 3.7 billion), capital goods (up USD 3.3 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 2 billion). Also, imports of services increased USD 1.1 billion to USD 40.0 billion in March, driven by both transport (up USD 0.9 billion) and travel (up USD 0.1 billion).
2021-05-04
US Imports Fall 0.7% in February
Imports to the United States declined by USD 1.7 billion from a month earlier to USD 258.3 billion in February 2021, led by lower purchases of vehicles, parts and engines (down USD 3.4 billion), and consumer goods (down USD 2.7 billion) on the back of pharmaceutical preparations. On the other hand, purchases of industrial supplies and materials increased USD 3.5 billion, boosted by finished metal shapes, crude oil, and natural gas. Imports of services increased USD 0.3 billion, led by transport and insurance services.
2021-04-07

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
European Union 39910.43 40438.29 USD Million May/21
China 38732.06 37589.80 USD Million May/21
Euro Area 35294.78 35984.96 USD Million May/21
Mexico 31370.57 32177.26 USD Million May/21
Canada 29082.61 27470.28 USD Million May/21
Japan 11475.02 12424.11 USD Million May/21
Germany 11171.95 11127.55 USD Million May/21
Vietnam 8560.55 7953.05 USD Million May/21
South Korea 7950.88 7941.04 USD Million May/21
Taiwan 6388.50 6231.25 USD Million May/21
India 6041.94 6015.15 USD Million May/21
Ireland 5722.76 5581.95 USD Million May/21
Italy 5165.26 4967.05 USD Million May/21
Malaysia 5095.66 4571.75 USD Million May/21
Switzerland 4764.48 4190.57 USD Million May/21
United Kingdom 4689.68 4615.49 USD Million May/21
Thailand 4363.94 3794.08 USD Million May/21
France 3907.21 4488.66 USD Million May/21
Russia 2738.03 2488.27 USD Million May/21
Netherlands 2737.07 3053.14 USD Million May/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 15541918.00 13792159.00 USD THO May/21
Crude Petroleum Value 10419832.00 9748148.00 USD THO May/21
Steel Products 2801755.00 2438443.00 USD THO Jun/21
Carbon Steel Produc 1988647.00 1721010.00 USD THO Jun/21
Alloy Steel Products 523410.00 480433.00 USD THO Jun/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 232326.00 228248.00 USD Million May/21
Non Petroleum 216381.00 215334.00 USD Million May/21
Total Nonpetroleum 216380.68 215333.50 USD Million May/21
Manufactured Goods 202043.00 198064.00 USD Million May/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 201114.30 198463.10 USD Million May/21
Capital Goods 67105.00 68291.00 USD Million May/21
Consumer Goods 60692.00 58809.00 USD Million May/21
Industrial Supplies 57572.00 57908.00 USD Million May/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 50407.95 51860.47 USD Million May/21
Advanced Technology Prd 43072.00 43196.00 USD Million May/21
Durables, Manufactured 32371.59 32269.06 USD Million May/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 30308.30 31476.10 USD Million May/21
Automotive Vehicles 30014.00 30216.00 USD Million May/21
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 29187.00 29361.00 USD Million May/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 29045.00 29779.00 USD Million May/21

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