Imports to the United States increased 0.6 percent from the previous month to a new all-time high USD 288.5 billion in September of 2021, led by higher purchases of capital goods (up USD 2.5 billion), in particular computers and electric apparatus. Imports also rose for organic chemicals (up USD 0.9 billion) and passenger cars (up USD 1.7 billion). On the other hand, purchases of consumer goods decreased by USD 0.1 billion and imports of services went down by USD 0.2 billion. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 77262.50 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 288492 USD Million in September 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 November of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 290000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-05 12:30 PM Aug $287B $283B $285.1B
2021-11-04 12:30 PM Sep $288.5B $286.8B $284B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -80934.00 -72813.00 USD Million Sep/21
Exports 207558.00 214004.00 USD Million Sep/21
Imports 288492.00 286816.00 USD Million Sep/21
Goods Trade Balance -82890.00 -97030.00 USD Million Oct/21
Oil Exports 5369.37 6321.74 USD Million Sep/21

News Stream
US Imports Hit Fresh Record High
Imports to the United States increased 0.6 percent from the previous month to a new all-time high USD 288.5 billion in September of 2021, led by higher purchases of capital goods (up USD 2.5 billion), in particular computers and electric apparatus. Imports also rose for organic chemicals (up USD 0.9 billion) and passenger cars (up USD 1.7 billion). On the other hand, purchases of consumer goods decreased by USD 0.1 billion and imports of services went down by USD 0.2 billion.
2021-11-04
US Imports at New Record High
Imports to the US were up 1.4% mom to a new all-time high of $287 billion in August of 2021, namely pharmaceutical preparations, toys, games, organic chemicals, transport and travel. In contrast, purchases fell for passenger cars.
2021-10-05
US Imports Fall from Records
US imports edged down 0.2% mom to $282.9 billion in July of 2021, after touching a record high of $283.3 billion in June. Main decreases were seen for toys, games, and sporting goods ($-1.1 billion), cell phones and other household goods ($-0.5 billion), nonmonetary gold ($-0.8 billion) and lumber ($-0.7 billion).
2021-09-02

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 47413.98 42997.35 USD Million Sep/21
European Union 41141.27 42422.41 USD Million Sep/21
Euro Area 37026.95 37786.55 USD Million Sep/21
Mexico 32048.15 32088.44 USD Million Sep/21
Canada 29790.78 31068.68 USD Million Sep/21
Germany 11029.00 12230.46 USD Million Sep/21
Japan 10526.73 12371.06 USD Million Sep/21
South Korea 8707.07 8500.98 USD Million Sep/21
Vietnam 8330.60 9367.13 USD Million Sep/21
Taiwan 6944.09 6752.54 USD Million Sep/21
Ireland 6889.44 6301.04 USD Million Sep/21
India 6292.63 6587.67 USD Million Sep/21
Switzerland 4817.24 5209.43 USD Million Sep/21
United Kingdom 4795.93 4699.68 USD Million Sep/21
Italy 4590.22 5329.72 USD Million Sep/21
Malaysia 4574.45 5281.97 USD Million Sep/21
France 4214.52 3825.93 USD Million Sep/21
Thailand 4211.32 4170.53 USD Million Sep/21
Netherlands 3865.87 3354.30 USD Million Sep/21
Brazil 3279.06 2805.18 USD Million Sep/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 17372054.00 17319215.00 USD THO Sep/21
Crude Petroleum Value 12614860.00 12669425.00 USD THO Sep/21
Steel Products 3198669.00 3492979.00 USD THO Oct/21
Carbon Steel Produc 2354207.00 2600142.00 USD THO Oct/21
Alloy Steel Products 500305.00 580907.00 USD THO Oct/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 245999.00 247651.00 USD Million Sep/21
Non Petroleum 220352.00 219095.00 USD Million Sep/21
Total Nonpetroleum 220351.59 219094.54 USD Million Sep/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 213226.10 213197.50 USD Million Sep/21
Manufactured Goods 211331.00 214014.00 USD Million Sep/21
Capital Goods 69629.00 66912.00 USD Million Sep/21
Consumer Goods 68743.00 67589.00 USD Million Sep/21
Industrial Supplies 63535.00 61854.00 USD Million Sep/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 53006.58 51294.83 USD Million Sep/21
Advanced Technology Prd 50504.00 45563.00 USD Million Sep/21
Durables, Manufactured 31139.42 29764.64 USD Million Sep/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 27902.40 30053.50 USD Million Sep/21
Atp - Information and Communications 27341.00 22488.00 USD Million Sep/21
NAICS - Chemicals 26730.30 27868.20 USD Million Sep/21
Automotive Vehicles 26207.00 28543.00 USD Million Sep/21

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