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). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 75814.90 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 274478 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 May 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 262000.00 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
274478.00 258107.00 274478.00 577.00 1950 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec $256.6B $252.3B $255B
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan $260.2B $256.6B $260B
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


News Stream
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
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

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 35747.15 35716.90 USD Million Feb/21
China 34027.42 39111.19 USD Million Feb/21
Euro Area 31988.71 31816.44 USD Million Feb/21
Mexico 27428.04 29040.94 USD Million Feb/21
Canada 25215.61 24542.34 USD Million Feb/21
Japan 9262.55 10354.74 USD Million Feb/21
Germany 9247.71 10844.48 USD Million Feb/21
Vietnam 6759.57 7660.65 USD Million Feb/21
Ireland 6353.38 5095.89 USD Million Feb/21
South Korea 6205.14 6551.87 USD Million Feb/21
Switzerland 4904.93 5028.96 USD Million Feb/21
India 4493.39 5216.14 USD Million Feb/21
Taiwan 4466.93 5397.98 USD Million Feb/21
France 4330.60 3774.69 USD Million Feb/21
Italy 4165.54 4390.83 USD Million Feb/21
United Kingdom 3887.71 3932.14 USD Million Feb/21
Malaysia 3588.16 3777.33 USD Million Feb/21
Thailand 3092.30 3308.58 USD Million Feb/21
Netherlands 2011.68 1787.75 USD Million Feb/21
Belgium 1831.58 1706.22 USD Million Feb/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 9967721.00 10257457.00 USD THO Feb/21
Crude Petroleum Value 7121332.00 7229701.00 USD THO Feb/21
Steel Products 2033956.00 1624378.00 USD THO Mar/21
Carbon Steel Produc 1411619.00 1035779.00 USD THO Mar/21
Alloy Steel Products 419665.00 352184.00 USD THO Mar/21
Total Nonpetroleum 204451.00 207632.29 USD Million Feb/21
Non Petroleum 204451.00 207632.00 USD Million Feb/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 195143.00 206028.00 USD Million Feb/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 168815.40 180423.00 USD Million Feb/21
Manufactured Goods 168794.00 181455.00 USD Million Feb/21
Capital Goods 64226.00 64158.00 USD Million Feb/21
Industrial Supplies 58649.00 56533.00 USD Million Feb/21
Consumer Goods 53600.00 59104.00 USD Million Feb/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 47568.15 48418.26 USD Million Feb/21
Advanced Technology Prd 35834.00 41231.00 USD Million Feb/21
Durables, Manufactured 30752.82 30144.55 USD Million Feb/21
Automotive Vehicles 29076.00 32652.00 USD Million Feb/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 28603.00 29889.30 USD Million Feb/21
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 28184.00 31576.00 USD Million Feb/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 26180.00 28616.00 USD Million Feb/21

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