Imports to the US increased USD 2.8 billion from a month earlier to USD 262.0 billion in March 2019. Goods imports advanced USD 2.6 billion to USD 214.1 billion, led by industrial supplies and materials (up USD 2.4 billion), in particular crude oil, organic chemicals and other petroleum products. Also, food imports rose USD 1.0 billion to the highest on record. Consumer goods imports, however, fell USD 0.7 billion amid declines in purchases of cellphones and other household goods. Imports of services, including travel and maintenance and repair services, increased USD 0.2 billion to USD 47.8 billion in March. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods imports rose from the EU (18.8 percent), Canada (19.2 percent), Japan (14.6 percent), Mexico (13.5 percent), Brazil (16.4 percent) and OPEC (8.2 percent). Imports from China slumped 6.1 percent. Imports in the United States averaged 70645.15 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 267232 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 262000.00 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 255000.00 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
2019-03-06 01:30 PM Imports $264.9B $259.4B $263B
2019-03-27 12:30 PM Imports $258.5B $265.3B $263B
2019-04-17 12:30 PM Imports $259.1B $258.5B $257.9B
2019-05-09 12:30 PM Imports $261.97B $259.19B $261.3B
2019-06-06 12:30 PM Imports $261.97B $259B
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports $ 262B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -50000.00 -49300.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -134377.00 -126604.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 261968.00 259190.00 267232.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 211966.00 209905.00 212855.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 19765887.00 19556588.00 19765887.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 105.85 106.43 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -8061.00 -21481.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50955.00 51938.00 51938.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -28403.00 51884.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11683.00 11871.00 11900.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21490.00 21399.00 21490.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6079693.00 6772971.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
261968.00 259190.00 267232.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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