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

China's exports to America amounted to
$526.2 billion or 21.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $150 billion
  2. Machinery: $112.4 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $34.8 billion
  4. Toys, games: $26.7 billion
  5. Plastics: $17.6 billion
  6. Vehicles: $15.6 billion
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $14.9 billion
  8. Footwear: $14.8 billion
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $13.5 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $12.4 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to America amounted to
$317 billion or 13.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $84.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $62.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $54.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $14.1 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $11.3 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $11 billion
  7. Live trees and plants: $8.8 billion
  8. Fruits, nuts: $7.2 billion
  9. Vegetables: $6.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $5.3 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to America amounted to
$307.2 billion or 12.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $77.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $56.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $21.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $11 billion
  5. Wood: $10.8 billion
  6. Aluminum: $8.5 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $7.6 billion
  8. Paper: $6 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.3 billion
10. Iron and steel: $5.3 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to America amounted to
$139.9 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $51.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $31.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $17.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $6.8 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  8. Rubber: $2.1 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.7 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to America amounted to
$120.2 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $27.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $25 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $12.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $9.8 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $8.3 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.3 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $3.2 billion
  8. Plastics: $3.1 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.7 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to America amounted to
$73.2 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $20.6 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $15.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $12.9 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.6 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  7. Rubber: $2 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
Top 10 US Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to America amounted
 to $54.1 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $9.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.7 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $4.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.3 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  7. Beverages: $2.1 billion
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $1.9 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1.8 billion
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to America amounted to
$51.4 billion or 2.13% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $6.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $5.3 billion
  4. Beverages: $2.6 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 billion
  7. Footwear: $1.4 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.3 billion
10. Collector items, art, antiques: $1.2 billion
Top 10 US Imports from India

India's exports to America amounted to
$50.6 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $10.6 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $6.3 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.7 billion
  4. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  5. Other textiles, worn clothing: $2.6 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.1 billion
  8. Fish: $2.1 billion
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.7 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion
Top 10 US Imports from France

France's exports to America amounted to
$50 billion or 2.08% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.3 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.5 billion
  3. Beverages: $4.5 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $2.9 billion
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.5 billion
  6. Collector items, art, antiques: $2.5 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $2.5 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $963.4 million
Top 10 US Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to America amounted to
$49.1 billion or 2.04% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $23.8 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $8.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $6.5 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.4 billion
  6. Beverages: $880.8 million
  7. Machinery: $660.6 million
  8. Plastics: $210.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $172.4 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $162.4 million
Fastest-Growing US Imports 2017
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 2017, America bought US$2.409 trillion worth of imported products up by 3.6% since 2013 and up by 7.2% from 2016 to 2017.