China Versus US Key Product Trade Balances

The People’s Republic of China earned a total US$323.7 billion trade surplus at the expense of the United States of America in 2018. China’s latest positive trade balance with America reflects a 36.6% expansion since 2014 and a 17.3% gain from its $275.9 billion in black ink during 2018. To give some context to the […]

US Imported Cars by Supplier Countries

In 2018, the United States of America imported US$178.5 billion worth of cars originating from a total 68 countries or territories. The worldwide value for all US purchases of imported cars in 2018 showed a 14.2% increase since 2014 but a -0.6% slowdown from 2017 to 2018. Among suppliers in the latest reporting period, Japan […]

Top Canadian Trade Balances

Trucks, auto parts or accessories, smartphones and other technology-related goods were major factors behind Canada’s highest product trade deficits during 2018. China and Mexico placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Canada experienced the highest negative trade balances. Canada’s overall trade deficit for all products equaled -US$9.1 billion in 2018, up 5,983% […]

Top North American Export Countries

Exports from North America were worth US$2.565 trillion for 2018, up by 2.9% since 2014 when shipments totaled $2.376 trillion. Year over year, the value of North American exports appreciated by 7.9% from 2017 to 2018 and increased in value by 2.9% since 2014. Exports from North America represent about 14.6% of all products exported […]

Mexico’s Top 10 Imports

Officially the United Mexican States, Mexico imported US$464.3 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 16.1% increase since 2014 and a 10.4% uptick from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, almost half (48.9%) of Mexico’s total imports by value in 2018 were purchased from the United […]

US Crude Oil Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2018, the United States of America imported US$163.1 billion worth of crude oil from a total 44 countries. The global cost for all US imported crude oil purchases fell -35.6% since 2014 but increased 17% from 2017 to 2018. Among top trade partners, Canada furnished about two-fifths (39.5%) of America’s imported crude oil while […]

US Uranium Imports by Supplying Country

In 2018, America purchased a total US$2.1 billion worth of enriched and natural uranium from 14 trade partners around the globe. That dollar amount reflects an -18.2% reduction from the $2.6 billion that the US spent on imported uranium 5 years earlier in 2014, but a 4.1% year-over-year gain from 2017 to 2018. Uranium is […]

Canada’s Top 10 Imports

Canada imported US$458.9 billion worth of goods from foreign suppliers in 2018. That dollar amount represents a -0.9% slowdown compared to 2014 but a 6.1% increase from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, 58% of Canada’s total imports by value in 2018 were purchased from fellow North American nations. Asian trade partners satisfied 24.1% […]