Imports to the United States fell by USD 15.4 billion from the previous month to USD 232.2 billion in March 2020, the lowest level since November 2016, as the coronavirus pandemic led to a sharp fall in activity and demand. Goods purchases slumped USD 4.7 billion and service imports tumbled 10.7 billion on the back of travel and transport. Within goods, there were declines in imports of consumer goods (down USD 4.0 billion) in particular cell phones & other household goods and gem diamonds; and automotive vehicles, parts and engines (down USD 2.7 billion). By contrast, purchases of capital goods increased USD 1.5 billion, boosted by computers and semiconductors.

Imports in the United States averaged 73286.91 USD Million from 1950 until 2020, 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. 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 May of 2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States is expected to be 200000.00 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 170000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 219000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 269000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
232160.00 247557.00 266816.00 577.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-05 01:30 PM Dec $258.5B $251.8B $258B
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Jan $253.9B $258.1B $254.1B
2020-04-02 12:30 PM Feb $247.5B $253.8B $248.5B
2020-05-05 12:30 PM Mar $232.2B $247.6B $242.1B
2020-06-04 12:30 PM Apr $232.2B
2020-07-02 12:30 PM May
2020-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $ 200B
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul


News Stream
US Imports Plunge 6.2% to Lowest Since 2016
Imports to the United States fell by USD 15.4 billion from the previous month to USD 232.2 billion in March 2020, the lowest level since November 2016, as the coronavirus pandemic led to a sharp fall in activity and demand. Goods purchases slumped USD 4.7 billion and service imports tumbled 10.7 billion on the back of travel and transport. Within goods, there were declines in imports of consumer goods (down USD 4.0 billion) in particular cell phones & other household goods and gem diamonds; and automotive vehicles, parts and engines (down USD 2.7 billion). By contrast, purchases of capital goods increased USD 1.5 billion, boosted by computers and semiconductors.
2020-05-05
US Imports Drop to Over 2-Year Low in February
Imports to the United States fell USD 6.3 billion from the previous month to USD 247.5 billion in February 2020, its lowest since October 2017, due to decreases in purchases of capital goods, in particular computers, telecommunication equipment and computer accessories; industrial supplies & materials, led by fuel oil and organic chemicals; and consumer goods. In contrast, purchases of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines rose, namely passenger cars. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, imports from China tumbled 31.4 percent to the lowest since May of 2009 and those to Canada dropped 4 percent. On the other hand, purchases rose from Japan (2.1 percent) and Mexico (2.6 percent).
2020-04-02
US Imports Fall 1.6% in January
Imports to the United States dropped USD 4.2 billion from the previous month to USD 253.9 billion in January 2020, led by declines in purchases of industrial supplies and materials, such as non-monetary gold and other petroleum products, as well as imports of other goods. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, imports were down from the EU (-6.3 percent), Japan (-9.5 percent), Canada (-7.3 percent) and China (-1.1 percent). Imports from Mexico, however, rose 2.6 percent.
2020-03-06
US Imports Jump as Goods Purchases Hit 7-Month High
Imports to the US rose USD 6.8 billion to USD 258.5 billion in December 2019 from the previous month's two-year low. Goods purchases climbed to a seven-month high after declining for three consecutive months, led by imports of industrial supplies and materials (up USD 4.0 billion) such as crude oil, nonmonetary gold and other petroleum products. Other goods purchases also increased USD 1.2 billion, and imports of services, including travel and transport, were up USD 0.4 billion. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, imports rose from Canada (8.7 percent), the EU (2.3 percent) and Japan (0.7 percent), but declined from China (-7.7 percent) and Mexico (-5.4 percent).
2020-02-05

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 41500.02 32652.55 USD Million Mar/20
Euro Area 36862.33 28954.92 USD Million Mar/20
Mexico 30106.57 29058.10 USD Million Mar/20
Canada 25124.25 24346.66 USD Million Mar/20
China 19805.43 22813.06 USD Million Mar/20
Japan 12165.52 10659.28 USD Million Mar/20
Germany 12131.01 9106.69 USD Million Mar/20
Ireland 6681.74 4708.43 USD Million Mar/20
South Korea 6674.48 5602.63 USD Million Mar/20
Switzerland 6043.58 3936.59 USD Million Mar/20
Vietnam 5175.34 6031.47 USD Million Mar/20
United Kingdom 5039.38 4501.72 USD Million Mar/20
Italy 4603.55 3951.89 USD Million Mar/20
Taiwan 4549.18 3984.47 USD Million Mar/20
India 4470.41 4487.25 USD Million Mar/20
France 4263.52 3561.45 USD Million Mar/20
Malaysia 4101.41 3274.50 USD Million Mar/20
Thailand 3340.24 2644.32 USD Million Mar/20
Netherlands 2729.36 2248.62 USD Million Mar/20
Singapore 2437.52 1954.06 USD Million Mar/20
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 10111078.00 11916459.00 USD THO Mar/20
Crude Petroleum Value 7611265.00 8863734.00 USD THO Mar/20
Steel Products 1534173.00 1300659.00 USD THO Mar/20
Carbon Steel Produc 859146.00 784603.00 USD THO Mar/20
Alloy Steel Products 427050.00 308514.00 USD THO Mar/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 195729.00 180019.00 USD Million Mar/20
Total Nonpetroleum 180382.05 181248.38 USD Million Mar/20
Non Petroleum 180382.00 186187.00 USD Million Mar/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 169494.20 153337.50 USD Million Mar/20
Manufactured Goods 169061.00 153071.00 USD Million Mar/20
Industrial Supplies 60816.00 55948.00 USD Million Mar/20
Capital Goods 57758.00 56302.00 USD Million Mar/20
Consumer Goods 44426.00 45803.00 USD Million Mar/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 41848.86 43567.37 USD Million Mar/20
Advanced Technology Prd 39946.00 32678.00 USD Million Mar/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 32364.00 30162.60 USD Million Mar/20
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 30067.00 28712.00 USD Million Mar/20
Autos and Parts 29921.00 28603.00 USD Million Mar/20
Automotive Vehicles 28876.00 31805.00 USD Million Mar/20
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 27779.00 30509.00 USD Million Mar/20

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