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

Imports of goods and services to the US increased 1.6 percent from the previous month to a record USD 244.6 billion in October 2017. Goods imports hit the highest level since May 2014, boosted by rising purchases of crude oil, food, cellphones and other goods. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports from China and Mexico were the highest on record in October. Imports in the United States averaged 66693.50 USD Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 244639 USD Million in October of 2017 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-05 12:30 PM Imports $237.72B $238.1B
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Imports $240.31 $237.51B $239B
2017-12-05 01:30 PM Imports $244.64B $240.82B $239B
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Imports $244.64B
2018-02-06 01:30 PM Imports
2018-03-07 01:30 PM Imports


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -48731.00 -44890.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 195907.00 195928.00 200144.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 244639.00 240817.00 244639.00 577.00 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 100.14 98.95 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -51336.00 130160.00 272938.00 -205366.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 46199.00 38357.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 80913.00 73185.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9481.00 9203.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20828.00 20983.00 20983.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6507601.00 7958601.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
244639.00 240817.00 244639.00 577.00 1950 - 2017 USD Million Monthly