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

Imports of goods and services to the US increased USD 1.1 billion from a month earlier, or 0.4 percent, to USD 258.4 billion in May 2018. Goods imports rose USD 1.1 billion to USD 210.7 billion, due to higher purchases of capital goods (up USD 2.1 billion), such as telecommunications equipment, computers, civilian aircraft parts and civilian aircraft engines. By contrast, imports of pharmaceutical preparations dropped USD 0.6 billion. Imports of services decreased USD 0.1 billion to USD 47.7 billion. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports grew from China (14.6 percent), Canada (6.9 percent) and Mexico (4.8 percent), but fell from Japan (-3.7 percent) and the EU (-0.2 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 68324.21 USD Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 261613 USD Million in February of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-03 12:30 PM Imports $257.48B $262.09B $ 260B
2018-06-06 12:30 PM Imports $257.44B $257.87B $ 256B
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Imports $258.38B $257.32B $ 258.4B
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Imports $258.38B $ 255.8B
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Imports $ 255.4B
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Imports $ 254.9B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43053.00 -46081.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 215328.00 211237.00 215328.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 258381.00 257317.00 261613.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124105.00 -116148.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7888082.00 -7845809.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.39 99.85 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 138700.00 -38490.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 45701.00 46429.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 93900.00 61838.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8134.00 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10467.00 10474.00 10474.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21465.00 21380.00 21476.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6145476.00 7750318.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
258381.00 257317.00 261613.00 577.00 1950 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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