U.S. Tariff Rates 1989-2021

Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead.
  • U.S. tariff rates for 2019 was 13.78%, a 12.19% increase from 2018.
  • U.S. tariff rates for 2018 was 1.59%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • U.S. tariff rates for 2017 was 1.66%, a 0.01% increase from 2016.
  • U.S. tariff rates for 2016 was 1.65%, a 0.04% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
Palau 118.21%
Bermuda 103.17%
St. Kitts and Nevis 21.09%
Seychelles 20.28%
United States 13.78%
Antigua and Barbuda 13.07%
Aruba 12.12%
Argentina 7.26%
Switzerland 6.12%
Uruguay 5.33%
French Polynesia 4.62%
Kuwait 4.51%
UAE 3.94%
Japan 3.53%
Bahrain 3.50%
Qatar 3.47%
Norway 2.62%
Belgium 1.84%
Czech Republic 1.84%
Greece 1.84%
Austria 1.84%
Cyprus 1.84%
United Kingdom 1.84%
Netherlands 1.84%
France 1.84%
Italy 1.84%
Malta 1.84%
Finland 1.84%
Portugal 1.84%
Estonia 1.84%
Ireland 1.84%
Latvia 1.84%
Poland 1.84%
Spain 1.84%
Hungary 1.84%
Luxembourg 1.84%
Sweden 1.84%
Denmark 1.84%
Croatia 1.84%
Lithuania 1.84%
Slovenia 1.84%
Germany 1.84%
Slovak Republic 1.84%
Oman 1.71%
Iceland 1.53%
Canada 1.51%
New Zealand 0.91%
Australia 0.77%
Chile 0.43%
Singapore 0.39%
Brunei 0.02%
Macao 0.00%
Hong Kong 0.00%
U.S. Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2019 13.78% 12.19%
2018 1.59% -0.07%
2017 1.66% 0.01%
2016 1.65% -0.04%
2015 1.69% 0.00%
2014 1.69% 0.02%
2013 1.67% 0.00%
2012 1.67% 0.00%
2011 1.67% 0.01%
2010 1.66% -0.05%
2009 1.71% 0.13%
2008 1.58% 0.03%
2007 1.55% -0.15%
2006 1.70% -0.05%
2005 1.75% -0.04%
2004 1.79% -0.17%
2003 1.96% -0.20%
2002 2.16% 0.05%
2001 2.11% 0.01%
2000 2.10% -0.21%
1999 2.31% -0.78%
1998 3.09% 0.49%
1997 2.60% -0.26%
1996 2.86% -0.08%
1995 2.94% -0.81%
1993 3.75% -0.20%
1992 3.95% 0.00%
1991 3.95% 0.03%
1990 3.92% 0.01%
1989 3.91% 0.01%