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

Imports to the US declined 1.8 percent month-over-month to USD 257.48 billion in March of 2018, reversing from a 1.7 percent rise in February. Imports of goods decreased USD 3.7 billion to USD 210.4 billion, mainly due to computer accessories (USD -0.5 billion); telecommunications equipment (USD -0.5 billion); semiconductors (USD -0.5 billion); toys, games, and sporting goods (USD -0.7 billion); televisions and video equipment (USD -0.7 billion); and crude oil (USD -0.5 billion). Imports of services decreased USD 0.9 billion to USD 47.1 billion in March. Purchases went down mainly for charges for the use of intellectual property (USD -0.9 billion). Charges for February included payments for the rights to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympic Games; and transport (USD -0.1 billion). Imports in the United States averaged 67855.49 USD Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 262094 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
2018-03-07 01:30 PM Imports $257.51B $257.514B $ 256B
2018-04-05 12:30 PM Imports $262.04B $257.61B $ 261.1B
2018-05-03 12:30 PM Imports $257.48B $262.09B $ 260B
2018-06-06 12:30 PM Imports $257.48B $ 256B
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Imports $ 255B
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Imports $ 253B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -48956.00 -57743.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 208526.00 204351.00 208526.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 257482.00 262094.00 262094.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -128158.00 -101475.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7845809.00 -7768745.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.39 99.85 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -38500.00 122638.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 46429.00 42627.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 61838.00 48969.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8134.00 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10264.00 9964.00 10264.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20649.00 20416.00 21223.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
257482.00 262094.00 262094.00 577.00 1950 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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