US Consumption Spent on Foreign Imported Goods

The following graphics demonstrate the massive influx of foreign imports which entered into the United States from 2006 to 2010. As you can see, the U.S. is importing billions of dollars worth of foreign-made goods on a yearly basis. The fact is, most of those products could be made right here in America, employing millions at a fair wage with adequate benefits.

Figures are given in billions of dollars. Data comes from the United States International Trade Commission: historical data was taken from Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2008, pg. 10, and current data comes from Quarterly Update Trade Data by Sector.