The United States imports a variety of goods from all over the world. In 2016, however, Japan was actually the fourth largest supplier of goods to this country. When taking the total dollar amount of these goods into account, they were valued at $132.2 billion.
What the United States Imports From JapanWhile the United States did import other types of goods from Japan during 2016, some were more prevalent than others. Here are the top-three Japanese imports and their dollar values:
- Vehicles: $50 billion
- Machinery: $29 billion
- Electrical machinery: $16 billion
The Most-Valuable Japanese ImportsGiven that vehicles were the most-valuable Japanese imports during 2016, you might be interested to know a few more details. Toyota was listed as the most valuable car brand in the world at that time, and 389,000 Toyota Camry vehicles were sold in the United States alone. The estimated value of these vehicles was almost $30 billion United States dollars.
In 2016, there were five top-selling cars in the United States. Honda produced two of these top-sellers, the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic.