What is the Major Imports of the United States? Top US Import Products

22 November 2017
USA Imports

United States of America is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and second largest by purchase power parity. It stood as the largest importer of goods in the world and represents 14% of the world’s imports. It recorded USD 2248 billion worth of import goods from around the globe during the year 2016 and US trade deficit was USD 798 billion. The United States imports have been decreased by 4% since 2012. The most recent imports are led by Motor Cars followed by Crude Petroleum. Here, we take a comprehensive look at the top 10 commodities imported by United States in 2016 at each level of HTS code.


Top 10 US Import Products (HTS Code 2-Digit Level)


Electronics (Electrical Machinery) and Machinery are the major products that US imports. United States recorded USD 335.84 billion from the imports of electrical machinery and has expanded its demand for this product by 4% since 2012. USA imports of machinery stood at USD 315.41 billion during 2016 and import for this product is also increased by 1% between 2012 and 2016.


United States is also popular for the large number of vehicles on its roads. USA has also increased the demand for vehicles from International markets and recorded 4% of growth in vehicle imports from 2012 to 2016. USA imports of vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock and parts thereof stood at USD 284.83 billion in 2016. Check the following table to know the top 10 US import products up to HS code 2-digit level.



HTS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HTS Code 85

Electronics

335.84

HTS Code 84

Machinery

315.41

HTS Code 87

Vehicles

284.83

HTS Code 27

Mineral Fuels

163.16

HTS Code 30

Pharmaceuticals

92.52

HTS Code 90

Optical

80.76

HTS Code 71

Precious Stones

65.33

HTS Code 94

Furniture

63.13

HTS Code 39

Plastics

50.34

HTS Code 29

Organic Chemicals

49.76

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top 10 Imports of USA (HTS Code 4-Digit Level)


If we go through US imports of goods within the classification up to HTS code 4-digit level. Motor Cars (HTS Code 8703) are the most imported product in the United States. HTS Code 8703 includes motor cars and other motor vehicles designed for transport of persons. USA recorded USD 173 billion from cars imports during the year 2016 and the demand by 4% in both quantity & value noted during 2012-16.


The second largest USA imports are crude petroleum oil and oils obtained from bituminous minerals which come under HTS code 2709 and recorded import value USD 108 billion in 2016. However, United States has reduced its imports of crude petroleum oil by 25% of value from 2012 to 2016. Here is the table representing top 10 US imports up to HS code 4-digit level.



HTS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HTS Code 8703

Motor Cars

173

HTS Code 2709

Petroleum Oil, crude

108

HTS Code 8517

Telephone Sets

104

HTS Code 8471

Automatic Data Processing Machines

77

HTS Code 3004

Medicaments

67

HTS Code 8708

Parts for Tractors

66

HTS Code 2710

Petroleum Oil, excluding crude

41

HTS Code 8542

Electronic integrated circuits

30

HTS Code 8704

Goods transport vehicles

25

HTS Code 7102

Diamonds

24

*above stats are based on 2016 report


USA Imports (HTS Code 6-Digit Level)


Let’s analyse the top imports of United States with the product classification of HS code 6-digit level. At this classification system of products, crude petroleum oil (HTS Code 270900) is the top commodity that USA exports and registered USD 108.06 billion during the year 2016. The motor cars having less than 3000cm3 cylinder capacity (HTS Code 870323) registered USD 107.65 billion and 9% of growth in cars imports in USA is recorded between 2012 and 2016.


Medicaments are one of the top import products of United States. It comes under HTS code 300490 including mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes. USA imports of this product registered USD 51.34 billion during 2016 and the demand for medicaments in USA is increased by 12% from 2012 to 2016. Go to the following table to check the top USA imports up to 6-digit HS code level.



HTS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HTS Code 270900

Crude petroleum oil

108.06

HTS Code 870323

Cars (CC<3000 cm3)

107.65

HTS Code 300490

Medicaments

51.34

HTS Code 870324

Cars (CC>3000cm3)

50.61

HTS Code 851712

Mobile phones

50.16

HTS Code 851762

Machines for reception/conversion

45.81

HTS Code 847130

Data processing machines

36.35

HTS Code 710239

Diamonds (worked)

23.53

HTS Code 271019

Medium oils

23.03

HTS Code 854231

Electronic IC as processors

20.93

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top US Import Products (HTS Code 10-Digit Level)


In the United States, the product is classified up to HS code 10-digit level Crude petroleum oil testing under 25 degrees API and testing above 25 degrees API are the most imported products into United States. The country has decreased its imports of crude petroleum oil in last five years. However, radio telephones designed for public cellular telecommunication service are also one of the top imports of USA which recorded USD 49 billion during 2016. Here, we are providing the top 10 USA import products at HS code 10-digit level.



HTS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HTS Code 2709001000

Crude petroleum oil testing under 25 degrees API

58

HTS Code 2709002090

Crude petroleum oil testing above 25 degrees API

50

HTS Code 8517120050

Radio telephones designed for public cellular radio telecommunication service

49

HTS Code 8517620050

Machines for conversion and transmission of voice/images/data

45

HTS Code 8703230052

Passenger motor vehicles, <3000 cc

44

HTS Code 8471300100

Portable digital automatic data processing machines

36

HTS Code 8703240058

Passenger motor vehicles, >3000 cc

26

HTS Code 8703230048

Passenger motor vehicles, <3000 cc, N/O 3.4 CBM, New

23

HTS Code 7102390050

Non-industrial diamonds >weighing 0.5 CT each

21

HTS Code 8542310000

Processors and controllers

20

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top 10 US Imports from China, Mexico & Canada


China, Mexico and Canada are the top import partners of United States as these are the top supplying markets for the products that US imports. Electronics is the top US import from China while Vehicles are the top imports from Mexico and Canada. Let’s check the table below which is representing the list of top 10 USA imports from China, Mexico and Canada respectively.


US Imports from China

US Imports from Mexico

US Imports from Canada

Products

Value (USD Billion)

Products

Value (USD Billion)

Products

Value (USD Billion)

Electronics

131.68

Vehicles

75.21

Vehicles

58.27

Machinery

100.04

Electronics

62.01

Mineral Fuels

57.77

Furniture

31.64

Machinery

51.05

Machinery

19.33

Toys, sports items

24.92

Optical

13.27

Plastics

10.55

Plastics

15.56

Furniture

11.27

Wood

10.06

Footwear

15.37

Mineral Fuels

8.91

Electronics

7.38

Clothing (knitted/crocheted)

15.12

Edible Vegetables

6.37

Aluminium

6.91

Vehicles

14.32

Edible Fruits

6.20

Aircraft

6.11

Clothing (not knitted/crocheted)

14.19

Precious Stones

5.32

Paper & paperboard

6.05

Optical

11.66

Plastics

4.80

Natural Pearls

5.61

*above stats are based on 2016 report


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We provide import export data of more than 60 countries based on actual shipment records. Subscribe for USA Import Data and know its top import products from other countries. Let’s go through the sample of USA imports from China which will give you a fair idea about the data fields that we cover in our report. You can download the sample of USA or other countries through this link Sample of Import Export Data 


Date

14 March 2012

Importer Name

Intec Corp

Shipper Name

SINYANG CANADA INC

HS Code

640192

Product Description

Rubber waterproof boots footwear p.o.#:it900927 this shipment does not contain any solid wood packing material email: gs.jfk@oecgro up.com cfs/cfs

Quantity

150 CTN

Weight

1966 KGS

Loading Port

Usan

Unloading Port

NEW YORK/NEWARK AREA NEWARK NJ

Origin Country

China

Destination Country

United States


 

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