ImportersColorado imported over $12 billion worth of goods in 2016. Top imports included oil, machinery, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, meat, furniture, aircraft and vehicles. Top import countries include Canada, China, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, India, the United Kingdom and Italy.
There are many reasons why it may make sense for Colorado companies to import goods, including enhancing competitive advantage, consumer preference, and availability of components or materials. While we always try to support local manufacturers, we know that importing is a necessity for sustainable growth, and the World Trade Center Denver wants to assist Colorado companies with sourcing, import logistics and being compliant with importing goods.