Imports of goods and services to the US increased USD 3.8 billion from a month earlier to an all-time high of USD 266.6 billion in September. Goods imports rose USD 3.5 billion to USD 219.1 billion, mainly due to purchases of capital goods (up USD 2.4 billion), such as telecommunications equipment, civilian aircraft engines, computer accessories and computers. In addition, imports of consumer goods advanced USD 2.0 billion, driven by purchases of other textile apparel & household goods; toys, games, & sporting goods; and cell phones & other household goods. By contrast, imports of trucks, buses, and special purpose vehicles fell USD 0.6 billion. Imports of services, such as transport, increased USD 0.4 billion to USD 47.5 billion. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports from China rose 4.5 percent, while a decline was seen in imports from Japan (-16 percent), the EU (-8.5 percent), Mexico (-6.3 percent) and Canada (-5.8 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 69257.84 USD Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 266584 USD Million in September of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Imports $261.2B $258.93B $ 259.8B
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Imports $262.67B $261.1B $ 261.8B
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Imports $266.58B $262.75B $ 263.7B
2018-12-06 01:30 PM Imports $266.58B $ 267.5B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -54019.00 -53309.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 212565.00 209445.00 214668.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 266584.00 262754.00 266584.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -101460.00 -121710.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt 19306582.00 19180854.00 19306582.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.98 98.39 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 108188.00 42677.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 47253.00 45701.00 48155.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 131823.00 66658.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11346.00 10964.00 11346.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21283.00 21375.00 21429.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6734056.00 6907642.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
266584.00 262754.00 266584.00 577.00 1950 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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