North America Imports 1970-2020

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • North America imports for 2018 was $3,734.45B, a 7.05% increase from 2017.
  • North America imports for 2017 was $3,488.52B, a 7.06% increase from 2016.
  • North America imports for 2016 was $3,258.50B, a 1.92% decline from 2015.
  • North America imports for 2015 was $3,322.26B, a 4.25% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $24,694.57B
OECD members $15,064.92B
East Asia & Pacific $7,276.74B
European Union $7,191.42B
Euro Area $5,983.54B
North America $3,734.45B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,529.68B
South Asia $820.12B
Sub-Saharan Africa $474.43B
North America Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $3,734.45B 17.00%
2017 $3,488.52B 16.73%
2016 $3,258.50B 16.39%
2015 $3,322.26B 17.02%
2014 $3,469.78B 17.90%
2013 $3,355.10B 17.87%
2012 $3,351.05B 18.42%
2011 $3,254.54B 18.59%
2010 $2,863.93B 17.14%
2009 $2,392.04B 15.18%
2008 $3,069.13B 18.79%
2007 $2,852.21B 17.89%
2006 $2,676.26B 17.74%
2005 $2,414.19B 17.13%
2004 $2,135.71B 16.37%
2003 $1,835.96B 15.22%
2002 $1,696.56B 15.09%
2001 $1,662.08B 15.27%
2000 $1,759.76B 16.56%
1999 $1,509.25B 15.27%
1998 $1,357.95B 14.66%
1997 $1,293.86B 14.49%
1996 $1,173.96B 13.88%
1995 $1,103.14B 13.74%
1994 $997.48B 13.03%
1993 $889.18B 12.20%
1992 $826.15B 11.73%
1991 $776.46B 11.47%
1990 $778.85B 11.87%
1989 $733.49B 11.80%
1988 $683.44B 11.93%
1987 $616.86B 11.79%
1986 $552.11B 11.37%
1985 $510.23B 11.05%
1984 $493.01B 11.36%
1983 $403.41B 10.21%
1982 $370.87B 10.20%
1981 $397.07B 11.35%
1980 $365.02B 11.70%
1979 $316.10B 11.10%
1978 $265.78B 10.42%
1977 $231.57B 10.07%
1976 $198.10B 9.39%
1975 $164.53B 8.80%
1974 $166.36B 9.69%
1973 $119.71B 7.78%
1972 $97.70B 7.15%
1971 $82.02B 6.66%
1970 $73.14B 6.51%