Imports to the US advanced USD 1.3 billion from a month earlier to USD 262.8 billion in August 2019. Goods imports grew USD 1.2 billion to USD 213.0 billion boosted by a USD 1.9 billion surge in shipments of capital goods which reached the highest on record. In addition, consumer goods imports were up USD 1.9 billion, led by purchases of cell phones, while industrial supplies and materials imports dropped USD 1.5 billion. Imports of services, such as insurance services, rose USD 0.1 billion to USD 49.8 billion in August. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods imports increased from Mexico (3.1 percent), but declined from China (-0.8 percent), Canada (-0.5 percent), the EU (-5.8 percent), Japan (-3.5 percent), and Brazil (-21.7 percent). Imports in the United States averaged 71801.68 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 266816 USD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 577 USD Million in March of 1950.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 262000.00 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 259000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 269000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports May $266.16B $257.64B $265.1B
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports Jun $261.5B $266.0B $261.8B
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Imports Jul $261.4B $261.8B $260.8B
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Imports Aug $262.8B $261.4B $262.0B
2019-11-05 12:30 PM Imports Sep $262.8B $ 269B
2019-12-05 01:30 PM Imports Oct


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -54896.00 -54035.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -128188.00 -136194.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 262763.00 261446.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 207866.00 207412.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20263768.00 20006050.00 20263768.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.25 105.85 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 70549.00 43300.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 51113.00 52378.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -41104.00 84256.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.50 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11806.00 12082.00 12162.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 21073.00 21146.00 21793.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6343310.00 6650669.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 USD Million [+]
Goods Trade Balance -73055.00 -72382.00 1492.20 -79790.00 USD Million [+]

United States Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 43323.13 45978.80 USD Million Aug/19
China 41187.27 41508.74 USD Million Aug/19
Euro Area 34624.24 36170.15 USD Million Aug/19
Mexico 31027.49 30098.19 USD Million Aug/19
Canada 26713.69 26853.32 USD Million Aug/19
Japan 12455.39 12906.58 USD Million Aug/19
Germany 12102.60 11403.54 USD Million Aug/19
Vietnam 6832.91 5559.88 USD Million Aug/19
South Korea 6779.23 6513.96 USD Million Aug/19
United Kingdom 5156.94 5609.54 USD Million Aug/19
Italy 4854.08 5481.00 USD Million Aug/19
Taiwan 4844.47 4737.34 USD Million Aug/19
India 4776.27 4953.44 USD Million Aug/19
Ireland 4771.97 5242.06 USD Million Aug/19
France 4318.40 4937.96 USD Million Aug/19
Malaysia 3903.73 3329.73 USD Million Aug/19
Switzerland 3318.84 3805.11 USD Million Aug/19
Netherlands 3084.91 2376.50 USD Million Aug/19
Thailand 3028.95 2857.61 USD Million Aug/19
Brazil 2411.78 3082.45 USD Million Aug/19
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 15249247.00 17271196.00 USD THO Aug/19
Crude Petroleum Value 10762426.00 12075547.00 USD THO Aug/19
Steel Products 1787481.00 2393647.00 USD THO Aug/19
Carbon Steel Produc 1148695.00 1496289.00 USD THO Aug/19
Alloy Steel Products 417054.00 645236.00 USD THO Aug/19
Stainless Steel Pro 221731.00 252122.00 USD THO Aug/19
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 217765.00 220673.00 USD Million Aug/19
Non Petroleum 195718.00 193342.00 USD Million Aug/19
Total Nonpetroleum 193344.36 193964.13 USD Million Jul/19
Manufactured Goods 188581.00 189688.00 USD Million Aug/19
NAICS - Manufacturing 188374.10 191917.90 USD Million Aug/19
Capital Goods 61928.00 59897.00 USD Million Aug/19
Consumer Goods 59336.00 58635.00 USD Million Aug/19
Industrial Supplies 59178.00 60315.00 USD Million Aug/19
Capital Goods Except Automotive 55407.53 56913.00 USD Million Jul/19
Consumer Goods Except Automotive 55343.91 54733.30 USD Million Jul/19
Industrial Supplies & Materials 44008.15 43139.15 USD Million Jul/19
Nonelectrical Machinery 43466.03 44751.91 USD Million Jul/19
Advanced Technology Prd 43088.00 40988.00 USD Million Aug/19
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 34983.10 34516.80 USD Million Aug/19

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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). 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
262763.00 261446.00 266816.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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