World Imports 1970-2022

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.
  • World imports for 2021 was $26,982.56B, a 24.29% increase from 2020.
  • World imports for 2020 was $21,709.87B, a 10.61% decline from 2019.
  • World imports for 2019 was $24,287.87B, a 1.39% decline from 2018.
  • World imports for 2018 was $24,629.11B, a 9.94% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $26,982.56B
OECD members $16,366.83B
East Asia & Pacific $8,146.19B
European Union $8,009.96B
Euro Area $6,594.32B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,541.94B
South Asia $919.79B
Sub-Saharan Africa $501.28B
World Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $26,982.56B 28.08%
2020 $21,709.87B 25.57%
2019 $24,287.87B 27.71%
2018 $24,629.11B 28.50%
2017 $22,401.35B 27.52%
2016 $20,354.34B 26.62%
2015 $20,753.07B 27.60%
2014 $23,341.46B 29.28%
2013 $22,843.16B 29.43%
2012 $22,278.92B 29.51%
2011 $22,023.77B 29.82%
2010 $18,675.28B 28.04%
2009 $15,756.16B 25.91%
2008 $19,605.07B 30.57%
2007 $17,100.97B 29.31%
2006 $14,748.54B 28.48%
2005 $12,892.76B 26.98%
2004 $11,365.36B 25.76%
2003 $9,387.15B 23.98%
2002 $8,100.60B 23.20%
2001 $7,798.78B 23.20%
2000 $8,005.77B 23.66%
1999 $7,151.10B 21.84%
1998 $6,847.75B 21.71%
1997 $6,892.72B 21.80%
1996 $6,671.07B 21.02%
1995 $6,360.38B 20.49%
1994 $5,360.21B 19.23%
1993 $4,817.55B 18.66%
1992 $4,989.73B 19.64%
1991 $4,496.48B 18.92%
1990 $4,417.70B 19.39%
1989 $3,865.71B 19.14%
1988 $3,551.11B 18.36%
1987 $3,087.28B 17.84%
1986 $2,635.35B 17.33%
1985 $2,372.27B 18.45%
1984 $2,335.12B 19.03%
1983 $2,217.23B 18.73%
1982 $2,271.36B 19.57%
1981 $2,388.18B 20.37%
1980 $2,381.11B 21.01%
1979 $1,959.66B 19.49%
1978 $1,548.96B 17.90%
1977 $1,342.96B 18.27%
1976 $1,171.43B 18.03%
1975 $1,039.81B 17.39%
1974 $984.69B 18.35%
1973 $690.46B 14.83%
1972 $507.63B 13.30%
1971 $430.50B 13.00%
1970 $386.89B 12.91%