The United States of America is the top country by imports in the world. As of 2015, imports in the United States of America was 2,786,284 million value, USD that accounts for 13.60 % of the world's imports. The top 5 countries (others are China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan) account for 37.63 % of it. The world's total imports was estimated at 20,490,099 million value, USD in 2015.
Imports of goods and services consist of purchases, barter, or receipts of gifts or grants, of goods and services by residents from non- residents. The treatment of exports and imports in the System of National Accounts is generally identical with that in the balance of payments accounts as described in the Balance of Payments Manual.