Imports to the United States declined by USD 3.8 billion to USD 273.9 billion in April 2021, from last month's all-time high, due to lower purchases of consumer goods (down USD 2.6 billion) such as other textile apparel and household goods; toys, games, and sporting goods; and household appliances. Also, imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were down USD 1.1 billion. Imports of services, however, increased USD 0.7 billion, boosted by travel and transport. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 76058.18 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 277693 USD Million in March 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 June of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 263000.00 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 262000.00 in 12 months time. 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
273891.00 277693.00 277693.00 577.00 1950 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan $260.2B $256.6B $260B
2021-04-07 12:30 PM Feb $258.3B $260.1B $256.9B
2021-05-04 12:30 PM Mar $274.48B $258.1B $274.9B
2021-06-08 12:30 PM Apr $273.89B $227.69B $273B


News Stream
US Imports Fall from Record
Imports to the United States declined by USD 3.8 billion to USD 273.9 billion in April 2021, from last month's all-time high, due to lower purchases of consumer goods (down USD 2.6 billion) such as other textile apparel and household goods; toys, games, and sporting goods; and household appliances. Also, imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were down USD 1.1 billion. Imports of services, however, increased USD 0.7 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2021-06-08
US Imports Soar to Record High
Imports to the United States surged 6.3 percent from a month earlier to a record high of USD 274.5 billion in March of 2021, led by higher purchases of consumer goods (up USD 4.5 billion), in particular other textile apparel and household goods (up USD 1.2 billion). Imports also rose for industrial supplies and materials (up USD 3.7 billion), capital goods (up USD 3.3 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 2 billion). Also, imports of services increased USD 1.1 billion to USD 40.0 billion in March, driven by both transport (up USD 0.9 billion) and travel (up USD 0.1 billion).
2021-05-04
US Imports Fall 0.7% in February
Imports to the United States declined by USD 1.7 billion from a month earlier to USD 258.3 billion in February 2021, led by lower purchases of vehicles, parts and engines (down USD 3.4 billion), and consumer goods (down USD 2.7 billion) on the back of pharmaceutical preparations. On the other hand, purchases of industrial supplies and materials increased USD 3.5 billion, boosted by finished metal shapes, crude oil, and natural gas. Imports of services increased USD 0.3 billion, led by transport and insurance services.
2021-04-07
US Imports Rise to Over 1-Year High
Imports to the United States rose 1.2 percent from the previous month to USD 260.2 billion in January of 2021, the highest level in more than a year. Goods purchases advanced by USD 3.4 billion to USD 221.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 3.7 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 2.0 billion). Meanwhile, imports of services decreased by USD 0.3 billion to USD 39.0 billion, dragged by transport (USD 0.4 billion) and travel (USD 0.1 billion).
2021-03-05

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
European Union 40438.29 40653.20 USD Million Apr/21
China 37589.80 40229.00 USD Million Apr/21
Euro Area 35984.96 35730.77 USD Million Apr/21
Mexico 32177.26 33399.16 USD Million Apr/21
Canada 27470.28 29798.12 USD Million Apr/21
Japan 12424.11 12187.93 USD Million Apr/21
Germany 11127.55 11509.83 USD Million Apr/21
Vietnam 7953.05 8800.67 USD Million Apr/21
South Korea 7941.04 8003.20 USD Million Apr/21
Taiwan 6231.25 5664.68 USD Million Apr/21
India 6015.15 5930.22 USD Million Apr/21
Ireland 5581.95 6031.48 USD Million Apr/21
Italy 4967.05 4680.49 USD Million Apr/21
United Kingdom 4615.49 5085.68 USD Million Apr/21
Malaysia 4571.75 5455.56 USD Million Apr/21
France 4488.66 4105.57 USD Million Apr/21
Switzerland 4190.57 6266.52 USD Million Apr/21
Thailand 3794.08 3979.39 USD Million Apr/21
Netherlands 3053.14 2565.70 USD Million Apr/21
Singapore 2522.86 2945.23 USD Million Apr/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 13792159.00 13687549.00 USD THO Apr/21
Crude Petroleum Value 9748148.00 9393901.00 USD THO Apr/21
Steel Products 2389426.00 2033956.00 USD THO Apr/21
Carbon Steel Produc 1637575.00 1411619.00 USD THO Apr/21
Alloy Steel Products 509308.00 419665.00 USD THO Apr/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 228248.00 238722.00 USD Million Apr/21
Non Petroleum 215334.00 217694.00 USD Million Apr/21
Total Nonpetroleum 215333.50 217693.92 USD Million Apr/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 198463.10 207098.70 USD Million Apr/21
Manufactured Goods 198064.00 207588.00 USD Million Apr/21
Capital Goods 68291.00 67615.00 USD Million Apr/21
Consumer Goods 58809.00 61664.00 USD Million Apr/21
Industrial Supplies 57908.00 60179.00 USD Million Apr/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 51860.47 51692.76 USD Million Apr/21
Advanced Technology Prd 43196.00 44454.00 USD Million Apr/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 32960.00 26180.00 USD Million Mar/21
Durables, Manufactured 32269.06 32156.93 USD Million Apr/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 31476.10 33602.20 USD Million Apr/21
Automotive Vehicles 30216.00 31132.00 USD Million Apr/21
Autos and Parts 29616.00 32870.00 USD Million Apr/21

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