The United States was the world's largest importer in 2019, according to the World Trade Association. U.S. imports totaled $3.1 trillion in 2019. Capital goods accounted for $678 billion of the total, followed by consumer goods ($654 billion); industrial goods ($522 billion); automotive ($372 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($151 billion). Meanwhile, U.S. exports reached $2.5 trillion. Capital goods also was the top export category, at $547 billion, followed by industrial goods ($531 billion); consumer goods ($206 billion); automotive ($162 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($131 billion).
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