Economic Trivia

Imported oil accounts for nearly 55% of US consumption.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): China, Canada, and Mexico
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Industrial Machinery, Electrical Machinery, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Steel; Motor Vehicles; Aerospace; Telecommunications; Chemicals; Electronics; Food Processing; Consumer Goods

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $20,494,099,845,390 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.857% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $62,641 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 2/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.443% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 43.8% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 1.959% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.154% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($488,480,000,000) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 164,697,440 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.423% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.437% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.14% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.933% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,928,596,000,000 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,350,175,000,000 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 20.876% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $267,081,000,000 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $808,221,000,000 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, United States’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank