Biggest exports from Alabama

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Alabama

Significant drops in transport and travel due to coronavirus drove American exports in 2020 down 15.7% to their lowest levels since 2010, according to Commerce Department data released Feb. 5, 2021. The pandemic threw a monkey wrench into supply chains while flattening demand, all in the midst of significant tariffs imposed by the United States on China and the European Union.

The trade gap grew from $576.9 billion in 2019 to $678.7 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, China reestablished its standing as the top U.S. trade partner after being third in 2019 behind Mexico and Canada.

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest exports from Alabama using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commodities are ranked by the highest value of exports in 2020 from Alabama.

The U.S. in 2020 shipped $1.4 trillion in goods internationally, a -13% decline from 2019 but 12% higher since 2010. Keep reading to find out what some of the biggest exports from Alabama were in 2020.

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#30. Base metals nesoi; cermets; articles thereof

- Exports: $43.4 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Germany ($25.0 million), Canada ($7.0 million), France ($2.6 million)
- Imports: $8.7 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($3.4 million), China ($992,353), Mexico ($877,212)
- Trade balance: $34.6 million trade surplus
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#29. Railway or tramway stock etc; traffic signal equip

- Exports: $51.3 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($24.6 million), Mexico ($10.5 million), Colombia ($5.7 million)
- Imports: $10.2 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($3.4 million), China ($1.7 million), Brazil ($1.0 million)
- Trade balance: $41.1 million trade surplus
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#28. Furniture; bedding etc; lamps nesoi etc; prefab bd

- Exports: $52.9 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Russia ($12.8 million), Mexico ($8.7 million), Canada ($6.1 million)
- Imports: $912.5 million (3.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($251.3 million), China ($207.9 million), Vietnam ($121.4 million)
- Trade balance: $859.7 million trade deficit
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#27. Soap etc; waxes, polish etc; candles; dental preps

- Exports: $56.0 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Taiwan ($38.2 million), South Africa ($3.2 million), Colombia ($2.1 million)
- Imports: $26.8 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($6.1 million), China ($5.5 million), Vietnam ($4.9 million)
- Trade balance: $29.2 million trade surplus
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#26. Copper and articles thereof

- Exports: $57.4 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($14.5 million), Mexico ($7.2 million), Malaysia ($7.1 million)
- Imports: $131.6 million (0.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Australia ($61.7 million), China ($22.6 million), Korea, South ($16.8 million)
- Trade balance: $74.2 million trade deficit
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#25. Manmade staple fibers, incl yarns & woven fabrics

- Exports: $57.5 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Honduras ($17.0 million), Israel ($6.7 million), Sweden ($6.2 million)
- Imports: $16.2 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Pakistan ($5.6 million), China ($3.1 million), Canada ($2.1 million)
- Trade balance: $41.3 million trade surplus
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#24. Glass and glassware

- Exports: $57.9 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($17.5 million), Mexico ($16.4 million), Italy ($6.5 million)
- Imports: $117.9 million (0.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($37.6 million), Mexico ($34.0 million), China ($20.1 million)
- Trade balance: $60.0 million trade deficit
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#23. Live animals

- Exports: $78.2 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Indonesia ($19.1 million), Mexico ($13.7 million), Thailand ($9.5 million)
- Imports: $1.6 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Netherlands ($571,779), Canada ($324,206), Italy ($271,779)
- Trade balance: $76.7 million trade surplus
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#22. Cotton, including yarn and woven fabric thereof

- Exports: $92.3 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Honduras ($36.0 million), Vietnam ($13.5 million), China ($13.2 million)
- Imports: $32.7 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Pakistan ($21.8 million), China ($7.1 million), India ($2.2 million)
- Trade balance: $59.6 million trade surplus
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#21. Special classification provisions, nesoi

- Exports: $96.4 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Singapore ($21.1 million), India ($17.4 million), Mexico ($14.6 million)
- Imports: $362.0 million (1.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($74.8 million), Mexico ($63.4 million), Germany ($49.3 million)
- Trade balance: $265.6 million trade deficit
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#20. Rubber and articles thereof

- Exports: $122.5 million (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($29.1 million), Belgium ($15.7 million), Mexico ($15.7 million)
- Imports: $328.5 million (1.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($125.7 million), Thailand ($29.3 million), China ($28.3 million)
- Trade balance: $205.9 million trade deficit
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#19. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $133.6 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($95.2 million), Canada ($12.1 million), Malaysia ($3.7 million)
- Imports: $505.8 million (2.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($316.6 million), Argentina ($107.7 million), China ($11.8 million)
- Trade balance: $372.2 million trade deficit
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#18. Inorg chem; prec & rare-earth met & radioact compd

- Exports: $157.3 million (0.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($53.9 million), Mexico ($43.4 million), Colombia ($13.3 million)
- Imports: $96.8 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($29.9 million), Norway ($19.7 million), Canada ($14.1 million)
- Trade balance: $60.4 million trade surplus
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#17. Articles of iron or steel

- Exports: $161.3 million (0.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($52.1 million), Canada ($43.1 million), United Kingdom ($16.2 million)
- Imports: $648.3 million (2.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($180.1 million), Korea, South ($126.7 million), Mexico ($64.5 million)
- Trade balance: $486.9 million trade deficit
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#16. Meat and edible meat offal

- Exports: $192.2 million (1.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($71.1 million), Cuba ($38.0 million), Taiwan ($9.3 million)
- Imports: $9.9 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($9.9 million), Japan ($15,061)
- Trade balance: $182.2 million trade surplus
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#15. Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

- Exports: $203.5 million (1.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Finland ($46.2 million), Taiwan ($26.5 million), Lithuania ($16.6 million)
- Imports: $96.5 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Japan ($34.1 million), United Kingdom ($26.2 million), Sweden ($11.7 million)
- Trade balance: $107.0 million trade surplus
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#14. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

- Exports: $246.5 million (1.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: United Kingdom ($59.6 million), Jamaica ($30.1 million), Dominican Republic ($25.0 million)
- Imports: $275.6 million (1.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($143.5 million), Brazil ($34.6 million), China ($16.5 million)
- Trade balance: $29.1 million trade deficit
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#13. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $315.3 million (1.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($42.1 million), Canada ($38.5 million), Korea, South ($26.0 million)
- Imports: $514.9 million (2.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($122.7 million), Germany ($85.5 million), China ($58.4 million)
- Trade balance: $199.6 million trade deficit
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#12. Oil seeds etc.; misc grain, seed, fruit, plant etc

- Exports: $333.4 million (1.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($156.2 million), Egypt ($64.8 million), Bangladesh ($45.7 million)
- Imports: $1.3 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($608,101), Denmark ($217,032), India ($199,377)
- Trade balance: $332.1 million trade surplus
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#11. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $460.9 million (2.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($132.3 million), Mexico ($62.2 million), Vietnam ($30.9 million)
- Imports: $3.9 billion (15.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($957.0 million), Mexico ($706.3 million), Germany ($512.6 million)
- Trade balance: $3.4 billion trade deficit
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#10. Wood pulp etc; recovd (waste & scrap) ppr & pprbd

- Exports: $471.9 million (2.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($147.2 million), Mexico ($95.3 million), Japan ($41.3 million)
- Imports: $41.8 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($21.8 million), South Africa ($18.4 million), Brazil ($1.5 million)
- Trade balance: $430.1 million trade surplus
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#9. Organic chemicals

- Exports: $499.8 million (2.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($131.8 million), Japan ($51.7 million), Brazil ($45.5 million)
- Imports: $595.8 million (2.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($168.3 million), China ($151.0 million), Japan ($64.4 million)
- Trade balance: $96.0 million trade deficit
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#8. Paper & paperboard & articles (inc papr pulp artl)

- Exports: $565.6 million (3.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($141.8 million), Mexico ($51.7 million), Netherlands ($43.6 million)
- Imports: $93.3 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($24.7 million), Mexico ($22.7 million), Canada ($14.0 million)
- Trade balance: $472.3 million trade surplus
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#7. Miscellaneous chemical products

- Exports: $632.4 million (3.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($212.9 million), Korea, South ($55.8 million), Canada ($40.4 million)
- Imports: $288.6 million (1.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($39.9 million), Brazil ($38.6 million), Germany ($37.2 million)
- Trade balance: $343.8 million trade surplus
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#6. Iron and steel

- Exports: $670.1 million (3.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($444.5 million), Canada ($117.3 million), Australia ($24.9 million)
- Imports: $914.5 million (3.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($281.6 million), Brazil ($218.4 million), Korea, South ($158.6 million)
- Trade balance: $244.4 million trade deficit
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#5. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $823.1 million (4.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($247.4 million), Canada ($118.8 million), Mexico ($81.3 million)
- Imports: $865.8 million (3.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($164.2 million), Mexico ($134.1 million), Korea, South ($126.0 million)
- Trade balance: $42.7 million trade deficit
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#4. Mineral fuel, oil etc.; bitumin subst; mineral wax

- Exports: $1.2 billion (7.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Brazil ($225.5 million), Austria ($182.5 million), Turkey ($136.4 million)
- Imports: $1.7 billion (6.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($855.2 million), Canada ($341.9 million), Iraq ($169.5 million)
- Trade balance: $454.8 million trade deficit
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#3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $1.4 billion (7.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($586.3 million), Mexico ($325.3 million), China ($58.1 million)
- Imports: $5.0 billion (19.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($1.4 billion), Korea, South ($918.1 million), China ($486.5 million)
- Trade balance: $3.7 billion trade deficit
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#2. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $1.4 billion (8.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Germany ($418.0 million), India ($191.4 million), France ($162.4 million)
- Imports: $514.3 million (2.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: France ($101.0 million), United Kingdom ($98.0 million), Mexico ($97.5 million)
- Trade balance: $885.7 million trade surplus
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#1. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $6.1 billion (35.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($1.7 billion), Germany ($1.6 billion), Canada ($1.3 billion)
- Imports: $3.6 billion (14.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($1.1 billion), Mexico ($949.5 million), Germany ($786.3 million)
- Trade balance: $2.5 billion trade surplus

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