Imports to the US were up 1.4% mom to a new all-time high of $287 billion in August of 2021, namely pharmaceutical preparations, toys, games, organic chemicals, transport and travel. In contrast, purchases fell for passenger cars. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 77017.09 USD Million from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 286991 USD Million in August of 2021 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 October of 2021.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 275000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 269000.00 USD Million in 2022 and 271000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Imports

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-02 12:30 PM May $277.3B $273.8B $276.0B
2021-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $283.4B $277.4B $281.1B
2021-09-02 12:30 PM Jul $282.9B $283.3B $280.3B
2021-10-05 12:30 PM Aug $287B $283B $285.1B

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US Imports at New Record High
Imports to the US were up 1.4% mom to a new all-time high of $287 billion in August of 2021, namely pharmaceutical preparations, toys, games, organic chemicals, transport and travel. In contrast, purchases fell for passenger cars.
US Imports Fall from Records
US imports edged down 0.2% mom to $282.9 billion in July of 2021, after touching a record high of $283.3 billion in June. Main decreases were seen for toys, games, and sporting goods ($-1.1 billion), cell phones and other household goods ($-0.5 billion), nonmonetary gold ($-0.8 billion) and lumber ($-0.7 billion).
US Imports Hit Record High in June
Imports to the United States increased by USD 6.0 billion to an all-time high of USD 283.4 billion in June 2021, as the domestic demand consolidated its recovery from the pandemic hit. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by nonmonetary gold, finished metal shapes, iron and steel mill products, and organic chemicals. In addition, imports of capital goods advanced. Meanwhile, shipments of consumer goods fell due to pharmaceutical preparations and cotton apparel and household goods. Purchases of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were also down. Imports of services increased USD 1.6 billion, on the back of transport and travel.
US Imports Rise 1.3% in May
Imports to the United States increased by USD 3.5 billion to USD 277.3 billion in May 2021, partially recovering from April's sharp decline and moving towards March's record-high level. Imports were up for industrial supplies and materials, led by crude oil, fuel oil and lumber, and foods, feeds, and beverages. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods declined. Imports of services increased USD 0.7 billion, on the back of travel.

United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -73252.00 USD Million Aug/21 -70303.00 1946.00 -73252.00
Exports 213740.00 USD Million Aug/21 212702.00 216094.00 772.00
Imports 286991.00 USD Million Aug/21 283005.00 286991.00 577.00
Oil Exports 6321.74 USD Million Aug/21 5686.16 6797.44 0.00
Goods Trade Balance -87600.00 USD Million Aug/21 -86819.00 1492.20 -92006.00

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 42997.35 40368.26 USD Million Aug/21
European Union 42422.41 42404.13 USD Million Aug/21
Euro Area 37786.55 37319.43 USD Million Aug/21
Mexico 32088.44 31908.36 USD Million Aug/21
Canada 31068.68 29978.87 USD Million Aug/21
Japan 12371.06 12292.53 USD Million Aug/21
Germany 12230.46 11338.20 USD Million Aug/21
Vietnam 9367.13 8229.91 USD Million Aug/21
South Korea 8500.98 7983.75 USD Million Aug/21
Taiwan 6752.54 6713.06 USD Million Aug/21
India 6587.67 6118.29 USD Million Aug/21
Ireland 6301.04 5366.39 USD Million Aug/21
Italy 5329.72 5745.24 USD Million Aug/21
Malaysia 5281.97 4846.85 USD Million Aug/21
Switzerland 5209.43 4640.94 USD Million Aug/21
United Kingdom 4699.68 4715.90 USD Million Aug/21
Thailand 4170.53 3859.94 USD Million Aug/21
France 3825.93 4599.01 USD Million Aug/21
Netherlands 3354.30 3377.22 USD Million Aug/21
Russia 2825.90 2998.90 USD Million Aug/21
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 17319215.00 17227580.00 USD THO Aug/21
Crude Petroleum Value 12669425.00 12382900.00 USD THO Aug/21
Steel Products 3036141.00 3103182.00 USD THO Aug/21
Carbon Steel Produc 2231113.00 2231194.00 USD THO Aug/21
Alloy Steel Products 485572.00 534261.00 USD THO Aug/21
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 247651.00 239272.00 USD Million Aug/21
Non Petroleum 219095.00 216934.00 USD Million Aug/21
Total Nonpetroleum 219094.54 216933.79 USD Million Aug/21
Manufactured Goods 214014.00 205716.00 USD Million Aug/21
NAICS - Manufacturing 213197.50 206569.60 USD Million Aug/21
Consumer Goods 67589.00 61567.00 USD Million Aug/21
Capital Goods 66912.00 67211.00 USD Million Aug/21
Industrial Supplies 61854.00 59716.00 USD Million Aug/21
Nonelectrical Machinery 51294.83 51544.88 USD Million Aug/21
Advanced Technology Prd 45563.00 44857.00 USD Million Aug/21
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 30053.50 30165.20 USD Million Aug/21
Durables, Manufactured 29764.64 30560.50 USD Million Aug/21
Autos and Parts 29006.00 28603.00 USD Million Aug/21
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 28686.00 29261.00 USD Million Jul/21
Automotive Vehicles 28543.00 30156.00 USD Million Aug/21

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