Imports to the United States advanced 2.9 percent from the previous month to USD 252.3 billion in November of 2020, the highest level since January and the sixth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases increased by USD 6.3 billion to USD 214.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 4.0 billion) such as cell phones and other household goods (USD 2.8 billion), industrial supplies and materials (USD 1.5 billion) and capital goods (USD 1.2 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 1.0 billion), in particular passenger cars (down USD 1.1 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.9 billion to USD 38.2 billion, namely travel (USD 0.4 billion) and transport (USD 0.4 billion). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 74934.71 USD Million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 266719 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 January of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 242000.00 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 259000.00 USD Million in 2022 and 269000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
252316.00 245113.00 266719.00 577.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-06 12:30 PM Aug $239.0B $231.7B $238.2B
2020-11-04 01:30 PM Sep $240.2B $239.0B $238.2B
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct $245.1B $240.1B $245.1B
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov $252.3B $245.1B $251B


News Stream
US Imports Climb 2.9% to 10-Month High
Imports to the United States advanced 2.9 percent from the previous month to USD 252.3 billion in November of 2020, the highest level since January and the sixth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases increased by USD 6.3 billion to USD 214.1 billion, led by imports of consumer goods (USD 4.0 billion) such as cell phones and other household goods (USD 2.8 billion), industrial supplies and materials (USD 1.5 billion) and capital goods (USD 1.2 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 1.0 billion), in particular passenger cars (down USD 1.1 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.9 billion to USD 38.2 billion, namely travel (USD 0.4 billion) and transport (USD 0.4 billion).
2021-01-07
US Imports Jumps to 8-Month High
Imports to the United States rose by USD 5.0 billion from the previous month to USD 245.1 billion in October of 2020, the highest level since February. Goods purchases advanced by USD 4.3 billion to USD 207.8 billion, led by imports of consumer goods such as cell phones and other household goods; capital goods, of which computer accessories and other industrial machinery; industrial supplies and materials on the back of nonmonetary gold and crude oil; and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines. Imports of services increased by USD 0.7 billion to USD 37.4 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2020-12-04
US Imports Edge Up 0.5% to 7-Month High
Imports to the United States edged up 0.5 percent to USD 240.2 billion in September 2020, the highest level since February and the fourth straight month of rises, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 0.6 billion to USD 203.5 billion, led by imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (USD 3.2 billion), in particular passenger cars (USD 2.4 billion); and capital goods (USD 0.8 billion). On the other hand, purchases fell for consumer goods (down USD 2.1 billion), of which cell phones and other household goods (down USD 2.3 billion), and industrial supplies and materials (down USD 1.3 billion) like finished metal shapes (down USD 1.4 billion). Imports of services increased by USD 0.6 billion to USD 36.8 billion, namely travel (USD 0.3 billion) and transport (USD 0.2 billion).
2020-11-04
US Imports Jump 3.2% to 6-Month High
Imports to the United States rose by USD 7.4 billion from the previous month to USD 239.0 billion in August 2020, the highest level since February, as domestic demand continued its recovery from the pandemic hit. Goods purchases advanced by USD 6.5 billion to USD 203.0 billion, led by imports of consumer goods, such as pharmaceutical preparations; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines; and other goods. Meanwhile, purchases of industrial supplies and materials were sharply down, due to falls in nonmonetary gold and finished metal shapes. Imports of services increased by USD 0.8 billion to USD 36.1 billion, boosted by travel and transport.
2020-10-06

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
China 44855.55 44828.01 USD Million Nov/20
European Union 36777.60 37002.93 USD Million Nov/20
Euro Area 32789.81 32537.74 USD Million Nov/20
Mexico 29870.09 33149.21 USD Million Nov/20
Canada 24122.40 24812.67 USD Million Nov/20
Japan 11753.19 11248.82 USD Million Nov/20
Germany 9859.27 10422.23 USD Million Nov/20
Vietnam 7875.08 7951.99 USD Million Nov/20
South Korea 6867.07 7283.88 USD Million Nov/20
Taiwan 5448.59 5614.33 USD Million Nov/20
Ireland 5316.11 5748.41 USD Million Nov/20
Italy 5078.81 4372.92 USD Million Nov/20
Switzerland 4969.41 5149.78 USD Million Nov/20
India 4920.12 5371.51 USD Million Nov/20
United Kingdom 4415.82 4184.87 USD Million Nov/20
Malaysia 4069.52 4353.84 USD Million Nov/20
France 3789.46 3367.46 USD Million Nov/20
Thailand 3353.05 3576.89 USD Million Nov/20
Netherlands 2454.72 2220.52 USD Million Nov/20
Singapore 1989.94 2272.04 USD Million Nov/20
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 8164466.00 8345111.00 USD THO Nov/20
Crude Petroleum Value 5915708.00 5918997.00 USD THO Nov/20
Steel Products 1131494.00 1173117.00 USD THO Nov/20
Carbon Steel Produc 718107.00 744278.00 USD THO Nov/20
Alloy Steel Products 226356.00 268652.00 USD THO Nov/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 213836.00 220773.00 USD Million Nov/20
Total Nonpetroleum 203351.42 197068.55 USD Million Nov/20
Non Petroleum 203351.00 197069.00 USD Million Nov/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 190374.00 197857.50 USD Million Nov/20
Manufactured Goods 190127.00 196907.00 USD Million Nov/20
Consumer Goods 62820.00 65223.00 USD Million Nov/20
Capital Goods 62630.00 61353.00 USD Million Nov/20
Industrial Supplies 57786.00 56211.00 USD Million Nov/20
Advanced Technology Prd 46921.00 46324.00 USD Million Nov/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 46737.03 46302.77 USD Million Nov/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 33812.70 35557.90 USD Million Nov/20
Automotive Vehicles 32319.00 33375.00 USD Million Nov/20
Autos and Parts 31886.00 33964.00 USD Million Nov/20
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 31168.00 32203.00 USD Million Nov/20
Durables, Manufactured 30603.20 27025.09 USD Million Nov/20

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