United States Imports  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of goods and services to the US dipped 0.1 percent from the previous month to USD 237.7 billion in August 2017, due to lower purchases of industrial supplies and materials (down USD 0.5 billion), particularly finished metal shapes (down USD 0.2 billion), and copper (down USD 0.2 billion); and capital goods (down USD 0.5 billion). On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports of goods increased from Canada (9.1 percent), Japan (4 percent), China (5.1 percent to a record high), Mexico (9.7 percent) and the EU (2.5 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 66256.97 USD Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 242243 USD Million in April of 2014 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Imports $238.02B $238.41B $238.9B
2017-09-06 12:30 PM Imports $238.1B $238.5B $239.2B
2017-10-05 12:30 PM Imports $237.72B $238.1B
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Imports $237.72B
2017-12-05 01:30 PM Imports


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -42395.00 -43558.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 195320.00 194512.00 200144.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 237715.00 238069.00 242243.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -123137.00 -113533.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.60 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7934901.00 -8217356.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.01 99.25 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 124951.00 -7349.00 272938.00 -205366.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 46199.00 38357.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 1304.00 34420.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9238.00 9097.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 20828.00 20983.00 20983.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6507601.00 7958601.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 4.88 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 9894.00 10184.00 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
237715.00 238069.00 242243.00 577.00 1950 - 2017 USD Million Monthly