(CNSNews.com) - The United States purchased $38,232,900,000 in imports from the People’s Republic of China in January of this year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
That was more than Americans spent on imports from any other country during that month, according to the bureau.
Because the United States exported only $13,092,600,000 in goods to China in January, the result was that this country ran a $25,160,300,000 trade-in-goods deficit with China for that month.
That was also the largest trade deficit the United States ran with any country during January.
Mexico was the second largest source of U.S. imports in the month, sending $36,987,600,000 in goods to the United States in January. It was also the second largest source of the U.S. trade deficit for the month. Because the United States exported only $26,948,400,000 in goods to Mexico during the month, the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico in January was $10,039,200,000.
Canada was the third largest source of U.S. imports in January, sending this country $32,259,800,000 in goods during the month.
By contrast, Canada was the fourth largest source of the U.S. trade deficit for the month. Because Canada bought $27,387,500,000 in exports from the United States in January, the U.S. trade deficit with Canada for that month was $7,072,300,000.
That was not as large as the $8,493,500,000 trade deficit the United States ran with Vietnam during January—resulting from the U.S. exporting only $733,800,000 in goods to Vietnam while importing $9,227,300,000.
After China, Mexico and Canada, the other nations among the Top 15 sources of imports for the United States in January were: (4) Germany at $13,506,300,000; (5) Japan at $11,207,900,000; (6) Vietnam at $9,227,300,000; (7) South Korea at $8,975,300,000; (8) India at $7,922,600,000; (9) Taiwan at $6,683,400,000; (10) Ireland at $6,134,700,000; (11) Italy at $5,863,600,000; (12) Thailand at $4,924,200,000; (13) France at $4,757,600,000; (14) Switzerland at $4,658,900,000; and (15) the United Kingdom at $4,535,000,000.
After China, Mexico, Vietnam and Canada, the other nations among the Top 15 sources of the U.S. trade-in-goods deficit in January of this year were: (5) Germany at -$7,011,700,000; (6) India at -$4,986,000,000; (7) Japan at -$4,938,600,000; (8) Ireland at -$4,575,600,000; (9) South Korea at -$3,850,900,000; (10) Thailand at -$3,735,600,000; (11) Taiwan at -$3,679,800,000; (12) Italy at -$3,312,700,000; (13) Malaysia at -$2,505,900,000; (14) Indonesia at -$1,765,400,000; and (15) Switzerland at -$1,318,200,000.