U.S. 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.
  • U.S. imports for 2018 was $3,148.46B, a 7.38% increase from 2017.
  • U.S. imports for 2017 was $2,932.06B, a 7.03% increase from 2016.
  • U.S. imports for 2016 was $2,739.42B, a 1.69% decline from 2015.
  • U.S. imports for 2015 was $2,786.65B, a 3.22% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
United States $3,148.46B
Germany $1,629.38B
United Kingdom $915.53B
France $913.31B
Japan $906.31B
Hong Kong $682.06B
Netherlands $670.33B
South Korea $637.12B
Italy $606.12B
Canada $584.15B
Singapore $557.05B
Spain $460.04B
Belgium $449.29B
Switzerland $380.09B
Ireland $341.29B
Australia $306.68B
Poland $305.45B
UAE $281.54B
Sweden $241.34B
Austria $237.02B
Saudi Arabia $209.72B
Czech Republic $176.57B
Denmark $176.40B
Norway $141.68B
Hungary $127.20B
Luxembourg $124.50B
Finland $109.24B
Israel $107.54B
Portugal $104.45B
Slovak Republic $99.69B
Chile $85.80B
Argentina $85.36B
Greece $79.38B
Qatar $65.81B
Kuwait $61.56B
New Zealand $58.14B
Puerto Rico $46.46B
Slovenia $41.09B
Lithuania $39.39B
Oman $35.30B
Croatia $31.32B
Panama $30.51B
Bahrain $27.05B
Estonia $21.75B
Latvia $21.17B
Macao $18.29B
Malta $18.08B
Cyprus $18.04B
Iceland $11.45B
Uruguay $11.32B
Brunei $5.69B
Bahamas $5.13B
Guam $3.18B
Barbados $2.02B
Seychelles $1.56B
Greenland $1.37B
Northern Mariana Islands $0.73B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.58B
Palau $0.22B
U.S. Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $3,148.46B 15.30%
2017 $2,932.06B 15.05%
2016 $2,739.42B 14.64%
2015 $2,786.65B 15.30%
2014 $2,879.36B 16.43%
2013 $2,764.21B 16.47%
2012 $2,759.85B 17.04%
2011 $2,682.46B 17.26%
2010 $2,360.18B 15.74%
2009 $1,978.45B 13.69%
2008 $2,560.14B 17.40%
2007 $2,379.28B 16.46%
2006 $2,243.54B 16.24%
2005 $2,026.42B 15.54%
2004 $1,796.71B 14.71%
2003 $1,539.30B 13.43%
2002 $1,424.14B 13.02%
2001 $1,392.57B 13.16%
2000 $1,471.31B 14.35%
1999 $1,248.61B 12.97%
1998 $1,115.69B 12.31%
1997 $1,055.77B 12.31%
1996 $963.97B 11.94%
1995 $902.57B 11.81%
1994 $813.42B 11.16%
1993 $719.97B 10.50%
1992 $667.79B 10.24%
1991 $623.54B 10.13%
1990 $629.73B 10.56%
1989 $591.03B 10.48%
1988 $553.99B 10.58%
1987 $508.71B 10.48%
1986 $452.87B 9.89%
1985 $417.23B 9.62%
1984 $405.11B 10.03%
1983 $328.64B 9.04%
1982 $303.18B 9.07%
1981 $317.76B 9.91%
1980 $293.83B 10.28%
1979 $252.67B 9.62%
1978 $212.25B 9.03%
1977 $182.44B 8.76%
1976 $151.15B 8.07%
1975 $122.73B 7.28%
1974 $127.47B 8.25%
1973 $91.16B 6.40%
1972 $74.22B 5.80%
1971 $62.34B 5.35%
1970 $55.76B 5.20%