General profile: United States of America

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
328.227 Millions
1.000 USD/US$
19 503 734 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 9 156 640 km²
2.13 %
2.29 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+6.6 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
901 082
1 278 495
1 502 572
1 546 725
Merchandise imports
1 732 706
1 969 184
2 315 301
2 409 495
Merchandise trade balance
-831 624
-690 689
-812 729
-862 771
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %72 %72 %10 %10 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
282 449242 989130 36967 69356 314282 449242 989130 36967 69356 314
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
(e) 374 601
563 333
753 150
(e) 780 875
Services imports
304 448
409 313
491 740
(e) 538 110
Services trade balance
(e) 70 153
154 020
261 410
(e) 242 765
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
14.0
12.7
11.6
(e) 11.1
Travel
27.1
24.3
27.3
(e) 26.1
Other services
(e) 56.8
60.4
58.0
(e) 59.5
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
13 177 641
15 062 753
18 223 858
19 503 734
GDP per capita, current US$
44 072
48 206
56 297
59 421
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.30
2.51
2.84
2.29
Current account balance, % of GDP
-5.66
-2.86
-2.40
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
68.814.219.612.314.968.814.219.612.314.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+1.8 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
104 773.00
198 049.00
465 765.00
275 381.00
FDI outflows
15 369.00
277 779.00
262 569.00
342 269.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.04
0.04
0.04
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
7 069.07 069.07 069.07 069.06 684.06 684.06 613.06 613.06 303.06 303.06 104.06 104.05 930.05 930.05 740.05 740.05 364.05 364.05 219.05 219.05 068.05 068.04 795.04 795.04 730.04 730.04 670.04 670.04 570.04 570.04 510.04 510.04 400.04 400.0275 381275 381457 126457 126465 765465 765201 734201 734201 393201 393199 034199 034229 862229 862198 049198 049143 604143 604306 366306 366215 952215 952237 136237 136104 773104 773135 826135 82653 14653 14674 45774 457159 461159 461314 007314 0077 069.07 069.06 684.06 613.06 303.06 104.05 930.05 740.05 364.05 219.05 068.04 795.04 730.04 670.04 570.04 510.04 400.0275 381457 126465 765201 734201 393199 034229 862198 049143 604306 366215 952237 136104 773135 82653 14674 457159 461314 007FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
(e) -5.41
-3.28
-2.75
(e) -2.91
Balance, % of imports
(e) -35.63
-21.06
-18.10
(e) -19.60
Normalized balance
(e) -0.217
-0.118
-0.100
(e) -0.109
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
27262830303131282430282625
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.631 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
11 658
12 792
11 280
11 749
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
87.62
83.80
96.74
86.28
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
42 058 000
49 527 457
51 425 466
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
14.30
10.56
9.44
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
13.64
14.22
13.78
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
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Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018