United States Import and Export Statistics



2008 2016

Top Origin Country

Cn b6d9499b546404dd5e107d3d73b0a7ceca520d5c537eafc40b6caca43ee44fcb

Top Destination State

Ca 5ba664b6039f9d2b3e09f8e9254b89737047a53f938c6d35dd458f319b07bfb6


2008 2016

Top Destination Country

Ca 1b06a403db48a97b049e0b8e01a2861b4a559d04397ad3d69655c639a8f6d6bf

Top Origin State

Tx 5b13965649c9c4acfdebd21be6974d409d741b9a226462291b79366112b887a1

Flexport Data presents import and export data collected from U.S. Census statistical records. Here you’ll find recent import and export history of every HS code, which is an internationally standardized system to classify every traded good.

The two charts above represent the sum of American imports and exports since 2008 in US dollars. You’ll find that China is the top origin country for American imports; that goods are imported to California more than any other state; that Canada is America’s biggest destination for exports; and that Texas is the top origin state for American exports.

All 7000 HS Codes, which are created and maintained by the World Customs Organization, are captured and graphically depicted in the following pages. Each is represented by up to a ten-digit code, featuring such categories as 07—- Edible Vegetables & Certain Roots and Tubers and 84—- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and other parts, to 95—- Toys Games, and Sports Equipments. The pages for each of these categories and subcategories detail the value, origins, and destinations of imports and exports of the commodities.

Explore around. You’ll discover many surprising facts about global trade.

The sum of all goods exported from the United States in 2016 was $1,453,720,686,746, which was down from $1,502,572,229,518 in 2015.

The sum of all goods imported to the United States in 2016 was $2,189,182,866,377, which was down from $2,248,232,395,233 in 2015.

The difference between these two numbers is known as the balance of trade for goods. Since the data only tracks goods, not services, these totals reflect only a portion of the United States’ total balance of trade.

Currently, the United States of America runs a trade deficit in goods since there are more goods imported from other countries than the United States exported to other countries, as measured in dollars.

The trade deficit in goods for 2016 was -$735,462,179,631. This increased relative to last year’s -$745,660,165,715.

Destination Countries

Origin States

U.S. Trade Data Categorized by Harmonized System Code

Flexport’s import and export data is sourced from US Census statistical records. Figures represent imports to the United States from other countries and exports from the United States to other countries. Read more about HS Codes here.