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. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Imports in the United States averaged 74726.02 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 December of 2020.

Imports in the United States is expected to be 245000.00 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 253000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Imports is projected to trend around 259000.00 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
245138.00 240129.00 266719.00 577.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul $231.7B $208.95B $236B
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


News Stream
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
US Imports Surge Near 11%
US imports jumped 10.9 percent month-over-month to $231.7 billion in July of 2020, the highest reading since March. Still, imports remained below pre-pandemic levels, reflecting the ongoing impact of COVID-19, as many businesses continued to operate at limited capacity or ceased operations completely, and the movement of travelers across borders remained restricted. Purchases of goods increased $21.5 billion to $196.4 billion in July, mainly due to passenger cars ($3.7 billion); automotive parts and accessories ($2.5 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($4.4 billion); finished metal shapes ($1.3 billion); nonmonetary gold ($0.9 billion); crude oil ($0.7 billion); civilian aircraft ($1.7 billion); and cell phones and other household goods ($1.7 billion). Imports of services increased $1.2 billion to $35.3 billion, namely transport ($0.5 billion); travel ($0.3 billion); charges for the use of intellectual property ($0.1 billion) and insurance services ($0.1 billion).
2020-09-03

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 44828.01 41208.33 USD Million Oct/20
European Union 37002.93 35740.92 USD Million Oct/20
Mexico 33149.21 29835.24 USD Million Oct/20
Euro Area 32537.74 31733.61 USD Million Oct/20
Canada 24812.67 24584.83 USD Million Oct/20
Japan 11248.82 9934.18 USD Million Oct/20
Germany 10422.23 10796.31 USD Million Oct/20
Vietnam 7951.99 7917.63 USD Million Oct/20
South Korea 7283.88 5868.11 USD Million Oct/20
Ireland 5748.41 5405.92 USD Million Oct/20
Taiwan 5614.33 5552.39 USD Million Oct/20
India 5371.51 4960.49 USD Million Oct/20
Switzerland 5149.78 4734.04 USD Million Oct/20
Italy 4372.92 3953.21 USD Million Oct/20
Malaysia 4353.84 4134.69 USD Million Oct/20
United Kingdom 4184.87 4162.31 USD Million Oct/20
Thailand 3576.89 3440.43 USD Million Oct/20
France 3367.46 3295.52 USD Million Oct/20
Brazil 2275.55 1793.47 USD Million Oct/20
Singapore 2272.04 2153.73 USD Million Oct/20
United States Imports by Category Last Previous
Total Energy-related Petroluem Products 8345111.00 8565780.00 USD THO Oct/20
Crude Petroleum Value 5918997.00 5936582.00 USD THO Oct/20
Steel Products 1173117.00 1052383.00 USD THO Oct/20
Carbon Steel Produc 744278.00 707883.00 USD THO Oct/20
Alloy Steel Products 268652.00 190956.00 USD THO Oct/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 220773.00 207975.00 USD Million Oct/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 197857.50 183908.70 USD Million Oct/20
Non Petroleum 197069.00 192654.00 USD Million Oct/20
Total Nonpetroleum 197068.55 192653.80 USD Million Oct/20
Manufactured Goods 196907.00 184316.00 USD Million Oct/20
Consumer Goods 65223.00 61021.00 USD Million Oct/20
Capital Goods 61353.00 59885.00 USD Million Oct/20
Industrial Supplies 56211.00 53476.00 USD Million Oct/20
Advanced Technology Prd 46324.00 43026.00 USD Million Oct/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 46302.77 45324.58 USD Million Oct/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 35557.90 31258.10 USD Million Oct/20
Autos and Parts 33964.00 30214.00 USD Million Oct/20
Automotive Vehicles 33375.00 32281.00 USD Million Oct/20
Imports Of Automotive Vehicles, Parts & Engines (Fas) 32203.00 31192.00 USD Million Oct/20
Automobiles & Parts (bci 616) 30271.00 28597.00 USD Million Sep/20

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