The Top Import For Each Country: The Americas

The Top Import for Each Country: The Americas


  • Petroleum is the top import across the Americas (Northern America, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America)
  • The U.S. is the #1 importer worldwide. In 2018, its total product import value reached $2.4T

The Top Import in Each Country: The Americas

Almost all nations across the globe import goods from other countries. But what types of products are in high demand, and to what degree are these hot commodities exchanged worldwide?

Today’s graphic provides an overview of the top imports across the Americas. For brevity, we’ve excluded regions with an import value below $1 billion.

The Top Imports, by Country

Petroleum is the most popular import across the Americas region. In fact, it’s the top import in 15 of the 22 countries included on this list:

Country / Region Continent Top Import Import Value (2018, $B USD)
Canada Northern America Vehicles 29.4
United States of America Northern America Vehicles 176.8
Cayman Islands The Caribbean Ships 3.2
Bahamas The Caribbean Ships 2.1
Dominican Republic The Caribbean Petro 1.6
Saint Lucia The Caribbean Petro 1.2
Mexico Central America Petro 31.3
Panama Central America Petro 5.6
Guatemala Central America Petro 2.0
Costa Rica Central America Petro 1.6
El Salvador Central America Petro 1.1
Country / Region Continent Top Import Import Value (2018, $B USD)
Honduras Central America Petro 1.2
Brazil South America Petro 11.7
Argentina South America Vehicles 5.0
Chile South America Vehicles 4.8
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) South America Petro 4.5
Peru South America Petro 3.5
Ecuador South America Petro 2.9
Colombia South America Petro 2.9
Uruguay South America Petro 2.3
Guyana South America Ships 1.5
Paraguay South America Petro 1.3
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