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Top US Imports from the World
Top 10 US Imports from China

China's exports to America amounted to
$562.9 billion or 21.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $155.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $119.8 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $38.1 billion
  4. Toys, games: $27.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $20.6 billion
  6. Vehicles: $18.1 billion
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $15.4 billion
  8. Footwear: $14.7 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $14.2 billion
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $13.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to America amounted to
$349.6 billion or 13.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $93.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $63.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $63.8 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $15.1 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $11.1 billion
  7. Fruits, nuts: $7.3 billion
  8. Vegetables: $6.7 billion
  9. Plastics: $5.8 billion
10. Beverages: $5.7 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to America amounted to
$325.8 billion or 12.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $88.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $53.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $23.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $11.9 billion
  5. Wood: $10.8 billion
  6. Aluminum: $8.2 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $8 billion
  8. Paper: $6.4 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $5.9 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to America amounted to
$146.1 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $52.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $33 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $18.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $7.2 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.2 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.7 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  8. Rubber: $2.2 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to America amounted to
$128.4 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $27.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $25.8 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $15.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $10.8 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $9 billion
  6. Plastics: $3.5 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.9 billion
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.6 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.9 billion
Top 10 US Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to America amounted to
$76.2 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $18.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $15.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $14.1 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.3 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2.7 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.7 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $2.1 billion
  8. Rubber: $2 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
Top 10 US Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to America amounted to $61.9 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $11 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.5 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $5 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $3.5 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $3 billion
  7. Collector items, art, antiques: $2.5 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $2.4 billion
  9. Beverages: $2.2 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.9 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to America amounted to
$57.7 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $26.7 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $11.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $7.7 billion
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.9 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  6. Beverages: $946.8 million
  7. Machinery: $806.8 million
  8. Plastics: $236.8 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $231.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $191.5 million
Top 10 US Imports from India

India's exports to America amounted to
$56.5 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $11.6 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $6.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.3 billion
  5. Vehicles: $2.9 billion
  6. Other textiles, worn clothing: $2.6 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.5 billion
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.1 billion
  9. Fish: $2.1 billion
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.9 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to America amounted to
$56.3 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.9 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $5.6 billion
  4. Beverages: $2.8 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.1 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2 billion
  8. Footwear: $1.6 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.5 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Ireland

France's exports to America amounted to
$53.7 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.2 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.3 billion
  3. Beverages: $5 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  5. Collector items, art, antiques: $3.2 billion
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.7 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2.5 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
Fastest-Growing US Imports 2018
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

In 2018, America bought US$2.614 trillion worth of imported products up by 8.4% since 2014 and up by 8.5% from 2017 to 2018.