Imports to the United States rose by USD 7.4 billion from the previous month to USD 239.0 billion in August 2020, the highest level since February, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 6.5 billion to USD 203.0 billion, led by imports of consumer goods, such as pharmaceutical preparations; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines; and other goods. Meanwhile, purchases of industrial supplies and materials were sharply down, due to falls in nonmonetary gold and finished metal shapes. Imports of services increased by USD 0.8 billion to USD 36.1 billion, boosted by travel and transport.

Imports in the United States averaged 74330.72 USD Million from 1950 until 2020, 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 October of 2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States is expected to be 245000.00 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 253000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 259000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 269000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
239038.00 231686.00 266719.00 577.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-02 12:30 PM May $199.1B $200.9B $193B
2020-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $208.95B $199.49B $210.3B
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul $231.7B $208.95B $236B
2020-10-06 12:30 PM Aug $239.0B $231.7B $238.2B
2020-11-04 01:30 PM Sep $239.0B $239B
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
US Imports Jump 3.2% to 6-Month High
Imports to the United States rose by USD 7.4 billion from the previous month to USD 239.0 billion in August 2020, the highest level since February, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 6.5 billion to USD 203.0 billion, led by imports of consumer goods, such as pharmaceutical preparations; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines; and other goods. Meanwhile, purchases of industrial supplies and materials were sharply down, due to falls in nonmonetary gold and finished metal shapes. Imports of services increased by USD 0.8 billion to USD 36.1 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2020-10-06
US Imports Surge Near 11%
US imports jumped 10.9 percent month-over-month to $231.7 billion in July of 2020, the highest reading since March. Still, imports remained below pre-pandemic levels, reflecting the ongoing impact of COVID-19, as many businesses continued to operate at limited capacity or ceased operations completely, and the movement of travelers across borders remained restricted. Purchases of goods increased $21.5 billion to $196.4 billion in July, mainly due to passenger cars ($3.7 billion); automotive parts and accessories ($2.5 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($4.4 billion); finished metal shapes ($1.3 billion); nonmonetary gold ($0.9 billion); crude oil ($0.7 billion); civilian aircraft ($1.7 billion); and cell phones and other household goods ($1.7 billion). Imports of services increased $1.2 billion to $35.3 billion, namely transport ($0.5 billion); travel ($0.3 billion); charges for the use of intellectual property ($0.1 billion) and insurance services ($0.1 billion).
2020-09-03
US Imports Climb 4.7% in June
Imports to the United States increased USD 9.5 billion from the previous month to USD 208.9 billion in June of 2020. Goods purchases rose USD 9 billion, led by automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 9.7 billion), in particular passenger cars, automotive parts and accessories and trucks, buses, and special purpose vehicles. Also, imports of consumer goods were uo USD 4.7 billion, due to Cell phones and other household goods; Gem diamonds; Cotton apparel and household goods and Artwork and other collectibles. Meanwhile, imports rose for capital goods (up USD 2.2 billion) while those of industrial supplies and materials decreased USD 8.3 billion. Imports of services increased USD 0.5 billion.
2020-08-05
US Imports Drop to Decade Low in May
Imports to the United States fell by USD 1.8 billion from the previous month to USD 199.1 billion in May 2020, the lowest level since July 2010, as the coronavirus pandemic led to a fall in domestic demand. Goods purchases decreased by USD 1.3 billion led by a USD 4.4 billion slump in imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines and a USD 0.6 billion drop in purchases of capital goods such as computers. Meanwhile, imports of industrial supplies and materials were up USD 2.3 billion boosted by nonmonetary gold and finished metal shapes, and those of consumer goods advanced USD 1.9 billion on the back of other textile apparel and household goods as well as cell phones and other household goods. Imports of services decreased USD 0.5 billion due to travel, financial and other business services and charges for the use of intellectual property.
2020-07-02

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 40816.44 40657.28 USD Million Aug/20
European Union 34170.23 34173.26 USD Million Aug/20
Euro Area 30514.19 30051.52 USD Million Aug/20
Mexico 29806.29 29087.93 USD Million Aug/20
Canada 23761.12 22340.50 USD Million Aug/20
Germany 9783.33 8769.79 USD Million Aug/20
Japan 9732.91 8449.79 USD Million Aug/20
Vietnam 8381.78 7569.91 USD Million Aug/20
Switzerland 6449.10 7715.79 USD Million Aug/20
South Korea 6187.38 5878.62 USD Million Aug/20
Taiwan 5125.98 5310.94 USD Million Aug/20
Ireland 4832.28 5411.78 USD Million Aug/20
India 4294.55 4111.86 USD Million Aug/20
Italy 4272.44 4087.96 USD Million Aug/20
Malaysia 3841.91 3389.29 USD Million Aug/20
United Kingdom 3795.25 3923.94 USD Million Aug/20
France 3786.17 4778.33 USD Million Aug/20
Thailand 3306.72 3051.99 USD Million Aug/20
Netherlands 2364.91 1699.54 USD Million Aug/20
Singapore 1986.12 3342.82 USD Million Aug/20
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 8866086.00 6901927.00 USD THO Aug/20
Crude Petroleum Value 6353437.00 5709848.00 USD THO Aug/20
Steel Products 1091456.00 1707595.00 USD THO Aug/20
Carbon Steel Produc 721591.00 1194781.00 USD THO Aug/20
Alloy Steel Products 219126.00 291963.00 USD THO Aug/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 204628.00 201804.00 USD Million Aug/20
Non Petroleum 192607.00 187227.00 USD Million Aug/20
Total Nonpetroleum 192606.78 166886.69 USD Million Aug/20
Manufactured Goods 181683.00 180007.00 USD Million Aug/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 180923.50 180500.40 USD Million Aug/20
Consumer Goods 59685.00 56136.00 USD Million Aug/20
Capital Goods 58886.00 57975.00 USD Million Aug/20
Industrial Supplies 56940.00 62558.00 USD Million Aug/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 43834.24 42301.95 USD Million Aug/20
Advanced Technology Prd 42201.00 41470.00 USD Million Aug/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 30147.50 28385.40 USD Million Aug/20
Automotive Vehicles 29064.00 27364.00 USD Million Aug/20
Autos and Parts 28529.00 25405.00 USD Million Aug/20
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 28012.00 26357.00 USD Million Aug/20
Durables, Manufactured 27189.85 26964.53 USD Million Aug/20

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