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Top US Imports from the World
America is the world’s second-richest country and largest importer. In 2015, United States bought US$2.307 trillion worth of imported products up by 1.9% since 2011 but down -4.3% from 2014.
Top 10 US Imports from China

China's exports to the US amounted to
$502.7 billion or 21.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $135.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $106.9 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $30.9 billion
  4. Toys, games: $25.7 billion
  5. Footwear: $18 billion
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $16.9 billion
  7. Plastics: $15.5 billion
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $15.3 billion
  9. Vehicles: $13.8 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $11.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to the US amounted to
$302.2 billion or 13.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $74.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $55.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $20.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $10.8 billion
  5. Wood: $8.6 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $8.4 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $7.6 billion
  8. Aluminum: $7.3 billion
  9. Paper: $6.6 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $6.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to the US amounted to
$297.5 billion or 12.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $74.9 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $62.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $49 billion
  4. Oil: $14 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $12.2 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $10.8 billion
  7. Vegetables: $5.5 billion
  8. Fruits, nuts: $5.4 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $5.1 billion
10. Plastics: $4.8 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to the US amounted to
$134.8 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $47.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $29.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $16.8 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $6.6 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.8 billion
  6. Rubber: $2.5 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.5 billion
  8. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $2.1 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.7 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to the US amounted to
$126.5 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $34.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $24.4 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $14.6 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $9.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $8.3 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.5 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.9 billion
  8. Plastics: $2.9 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $2.2 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to the US amounted to
$74.1 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $22.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $15 billion
  3. Machinery: $12.2 billion
  4. Oil: $3 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.6 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  7. Rubber: $2.1 billion
  8. Plastics: $2 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
Top 10 US Imports from the UK

UK's exports to the US amounted to
$58.8 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $8.1 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $5.9 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $5.2 billion
  5. Oil: $3.7 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.3 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $2.1 billion
  9. Beverages: $2 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.3 billion
Top 10 US Imports from France

France's exports to the US amounted to
$48.7 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.6 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6 billion
  3. Beverages: $3.9 billion
  4. Collector items, art, antiques: $3.4 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2.8 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.2 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  9. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
10. Oil: $997.1 million
Top 10 US Imports from India

India's exports to the US amounted to
$46.6 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $9.5 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $6.1 billion
  3. Oil: $2.8 billion
  4. Machinery: $2.5 billion
  5. Other textiles, worn clothing: $2.5 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.2 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.7 billion
  9. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.3 billion


Top 10 US Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to the US amounted to
$45.3 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.2 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $3.2 billion
  4. Beverages: $2.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  7. Footwear: $1.4 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.1 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to the US amounted to
$42.3 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $14.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.9 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $2.7 billion
  5. Plastics: $2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
  9. Toys, games: $980.5 million
10. Rubber: $870.1 million
Fastest-Growing US Imports 2015
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