Key Insights


Despite total U.S. imports rising 13% between 2015 and 2019, the U.S. tracked toward a 5% year-over-year drop in imports at mid-year 2020, largely due to COVID-19 disruption.


Countries that “bounced back” early from 2020’s economic disruption are all in Asia.


Higher rates of COVID-19 correlated with reduced U.S. imports.

About the report


All data represents United States maritime imports from January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020 from 237 unique countries. Jungle Scout analyzed more than 63 million maritime U.S. import records, including information on the shipper and shipment, from which country and category are extracted.

Using the data

We invite you to explore Jungle Scout’s 2020 Global Imports Report, and to share, reference, and publish the findings with attribution to “Jungle Scout” and a link to this page.

About Jungle Scout

Jungle Scout is the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon, with the mission of providing powerful data and insights to help entrepreneurs and brands grow successful ecommerce businesses. For more information, specific data requests or media assets, or to reach the report’s authors, please contact us at [email protected].

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