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Top US Imports from the World
In 2016, America bought US$2.252 trillion worth of imported products down by -3.6% since 2012 and down by -2.4% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 US Imports from China

China's exports to America amounted to
$481.8 billion or 21.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $131.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $100 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $31.6 billion
  4. Toys, games: $24.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $15.6 billion
  6. Footwear: $15.4 billion
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $15.1 billion
  8. Vehicles: $14.3 billion
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $14.2 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $11.7 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to America amounted to
$296.9 billion or 13.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $75.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $62 billion
  3. Machinery: $51 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $13.3 billion
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $11.3 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.9 billion
  7. Live trees and plants: $8.2 billion
  8. Vegetables: $6.4 billion
  9. Fruits, nuts: $6.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $5.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to America amounted to
$284.6 billion or 12.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $58.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $58.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $19.3 billion
  4. Live trees and plants: $18.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $10.6 billion
  6. Wood: $10.1 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $7.4 billion
  8. Aluminum: $6.9 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $6.9 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.1 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to America amounted to
$135.3 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $50.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $29.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $16.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $6.6 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.5 billion
  6. Live trees and plants: $3.4 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  8. Rubber: $2.2 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
10. Pharmaceuticals: $2.1 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to America amounted to
$116.4 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $29.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $23.3 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $13.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $9.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $7.9 billion
  6. Live trees and plants: $5.5 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3 billion
  8. Plastics: $2.8 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $2.7 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to America amounted to
$71.9 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $21.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $16.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $10.4 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $2.4 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  7. Rubber: $2 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.8 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
10. Live trees and plants: $1.3 billion
Top 10 US Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to America amounted
 to $55.3 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.2 billion
  3. Live trees and plants: $5.8 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $5.4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $3.3 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $3 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  9. Beverages: $2.1 billion
10. Collector items, art, antiques: $1.7 billion
Top 10 US Imports from France

France's exports to America amounted to
$47.8 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.8 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.6 billion
  3. Beverages: $4.2 billion
  4. Live trees and plants: $4.2 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2.9 billion
  6. Collector items, art, antiques: $2.6 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.3 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
Top 10 US Imports from India

India's exports to America amounted to
$47.7 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $11 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $7.6 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  4. Other textiles, worn clothing: $2.4 billion
  5. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.7 billion
  9. Fish: $1.5 billion
10. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion


Top 10 US Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to America amounted to
$46.6 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.2 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $4.4 billion
  4. Beverages: $2.5 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  7. Live trees and plants: $1.5 billion
  8. Footwear: $1.4 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to America amounted to
$45.7 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $15.8 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $13.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $5.9 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.9 billion
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.3 billion
  6. Live trees and plants: $2.2 billion
  7. Beverages: $832 million
  8. Machinery: $666.3 million
  9. Plastics: $210.2 million
10. Modified starches, enzymes: $151.9 million
Fastest-Growing US Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis