Imports of goods and services to the US climbed USD 5.5 billion from a month earlier to USD 264.9 billion in December 2018. Goods imports rose USD 5.1 billion to USD 217.2 billion, as purchases of capital goods were up USD 2.7 billion on the back of computer and computer accessories; and those of consumer goods advanced USD 2.4 billion boosted by household & kitchen appliances and cell phones & other household goods. In addition, imports of services, such as transport, increased USD 0.5 billion to USD 47.7 billion in December. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, imports fell from all main partners: Mexico (-8.4 percent); Canada (-7 percent); the EU (-2.4 percent); Japan (-2.3 percent); and China (-1.1 percent). For 2018, imports jumped 7.5 percent from a year earlier to USD 3.12 trillion. Imports in the United States averaged 69957.27 USD Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 266738 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 259000.00 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 258000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 279000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Imports $266.58B $262.75B $ 263.7B
2018-12-06 01:30 PM Imports $266.53B $265.91B $ 267.5B
2019-02-06 01:30 PM Imports $259.2B $266.9B $ 264B
2019-03-06 01:30 PM Imports $264.9B $259.4B $263B
2019-03-27 12:30 PM Imports $264.9B $263B
2019-04-17 12:30 PM Imports
2019-05-09 12:30 PM Imports $ 259B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -59769.00 -50297.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124817.00 -101224.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 264885.00 259359.00 266738.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 205116.00 209062.00 212846.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 19556588.00 19306582.00 19556588.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.43 106.60 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -143651.00 -113493.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 51938.00 47253.00 51938.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -7237.00 -48313.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11849.00 11900.00 11900.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21307.00 21357.00 21417.00 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 (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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
264885.00 259359.00 266738.00 577.00 1950 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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