Imports to the US increased USD 8.5 billion from the previous month, or 3.3 percent to USD 266.2 billion in May of 2019. Imports of goods increased USD 8.3 billion to USD 217.0 billion in May, boosted by purchases of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 2.3 billion), namely passenger cars (up 1.5 billion); crude oil (up USD 1.3 billion); capital goods (up USD 1.6 billion); consumer goods (USD 1.4 billion) and other goods (up USD 1.0 billion). Also, imports of services increased USD 0.2 billion to USD 49.2 billion, mainly due to transport. Imports in the United States averaged 71116.14 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, 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.

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 260000.00 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
2019-04-17 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 $257.64B $263.32B $259B
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports $266.16B $257.64B $265.1B
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports $266.16B $ 262B
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Imports
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Imports


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -55520.00 -51224.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -130400.00 -143927.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 266156.00 257635.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 210636.00 206411.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20006050.00 19765887.00 20006050.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 105.85 106.43 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 32920.00 -8995.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 52432.00 53720.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 3532.00 46914.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.50 8133.50 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 12162.00 11905.00 12162.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 21547.00 21389.00 21891.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6227283.00 5051167.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 6.07 5.43 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
266156.00 257635.00 266816.00 577.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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