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). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 76772.50 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 283308 USD Million in June 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 September of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 280000.00 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
282879.00 283308.00 283308.00 577.00 1950 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-08 12:30 PM Apr $273.89B $227.69B $273B
2021-07-02 12:30 PM May $277.3B $273.8B $276.0B
2021-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $283.4B $277.4B $281.1B
2021-09-02 12:30 PM Jul $282.9B $283.3B $280.3B


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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
US Imports Hit Record High in June
Imports to the United States increased by USD 6.0 billion to an all-time high of USD 283.4 billion in June 2021, as the domestic demand consolidated its recovery from the pandemic hit. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by nonmonetary gold, finished metal shapes, iron and steel mill products, and organic chemicals. In addition, imports of capital goods advanced. Meanwhile, shipments of consumer goods fell due to pharmaceutical preparations and cotton apparel and household goods. Purchases of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were also down. Imports of services increased USD 1.6 billion, on the back of transport and travel.
2021-08-05
US Imports Rise 1.3% in May
Imports to the United States increased by USD 3.5 billion to USD 277.3 billion in May 2021, partially recovering from April's sharp decline and moving towards March's record-high level. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by crude oil, fuel oil and lumber, and foods, feeds, and beverages. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods declined. Imports of services increased USD 0.7 billion, on the back of travel.
2021-07-02
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

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 42404.13 43289.80 USD Million Jul/21
China 40368.26 39945.96 USD Million Jul/21
Euro Area 37319.43 37947.37 USD Million Jul/21
Mexico 31908.36 33023.95 USD Million Jul/21
Canada 29978.87 32127.10 USD Million Jul/21
Japan 12292.53 11365.48 USD Million Jul/21
Germany 11338.20 11556.20 USD Million Jul/21
Vietnam 8229.91 8096.94 USD Million Jul/21
South Korea 7983.75 8469.40 USD Million Jul/21
Taiwan 6713.06 6640.31 USD Million Jul/21
India 6118.29 5864.98 USD Million Jul/21
Italy 5745.24 5883.63 USD Million Jul/21
Ireland 5366.39 6089.01 USD Million Jul/21
Malaysia 4846.85 5134.10 USD Million Jul/21
United Kingdom 4715.90 5169.13 USD Million Jul/21
Switzerland 4640.94 6479.54 USD Million Jul/21
France 4599.01 4350.28 USD Million Jul/21
Thailand 3859.94 4109.07 USD Million Jul/21
Netherlands 3377.22 2978.86 USD Million Jul/21
Brazil 3051.73 2840.62 USD Million Jul/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 17227580.00 17277385.00 USD THO Jul/21
Crude Petroleum Value 12382900.00 12149629.00 USD THO Jul/21
Steel Products 3036141.00 3103182.00 USD THO Aug/21
Carbon Steel Produc 2231113.00 2231194.00 USD THO Aug/21
Alloy Steel Products 485572.00 534261.00 USD THO Aug/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 239272.00 244454.00 USD Million Jul/21
Non Petroleum 216934.00 219978.00 USD Million Jul/21
Total Nonpetroleum 216933.79 219977.99 USD Million Jul/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 206569.60 212010.60 USD Million Jul/21
Manufactured Goods 205716.00 211113.00 USD Million Jul/21
Capital Goods 67211.00 67806.00 USD Million Jul/21
Consumer Goods 61567.00 61323.00 USD Million Jul/21
Industrial Supplies 59716.00 61558.00 USD Million Jul/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 51544.88 51054.10 USD Million Jul/21
Advanced Technology Prd 44857.00 46743.00 USD Million Jul/21
Durables, Manufactured 30560.50 31937.63 USD Million Jul/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 30165.20 31464.30 USD Million Jul/21
Automotive Vehicles 30156.00 29272.00 USD Million Jul/21
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 29558.00 28482.00 USD Million Jul/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 28686.00 29261.00 USD Million Jul/21

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