Biggest exports from Colorado

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Colorado

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 Colorado using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commodities are ranked by the highest value of exports in 2020 from Colorado.

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 Colorado were in 2020.

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#30. Miscellaneous edible preparations

- Exports: $27.8 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($15.0 million), Mexico ($3.2 million), United Kingdom ($1.8 million)
- Imports: $12.5 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($5.1 million), Australia ($1.7 million), China ($1.4 million)
- Trade balance: $15.3 million trade surplus
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#29. Textile art nesoi; needlecraft sets; worn text art

- Exports: $29.5 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($10.8 million), Philippines ($4.3 million), Australia ($2.2 million)
- Imports: $107.5 million (0.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($74.8 million), India ($8.1 million), Mexico ($4.7 million)
- Trade balance: $78.0 million trade deficit
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#28. Ores, slag and ash

- Exports: $30.6 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Netherlands ($29.4 million), Canada ($1.0 million), Germany ($79,909)
- Imports: $338,845 (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($145,969), Netherlands ($128,113), China ($48,020)
- Trade balance: $30.2 million trade surplus
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#27. Mineral fuel, oil etc.; bitumin subst; mineral wax

- Exports: $31.2 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($13.0 million), Sweden ($10.6 million), United Kingdom ($5.7 million)
- Imports: $1.6 billion (13.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($1.6 billion), Latvia ($305,486), Korea, South ($267,399)
- Trade balance: $1.6 billion trade deficit
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#26. Ceramic products

- Exports: $32.7 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($8.9 million), Canada ($8.0 million), Hong Kong ($1.9 million)
- Imports: $15.5 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($8.4 million), Italy ($1.7 million), Hungary ($1.3 million)
- Trade balance: $17.2 million trade surplus
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#25. Toys, games & sport equipment; parts & accessories

- Exports: $33.4 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($7.2 million), China ($4.3 million), Japan ($2.5 million)
- Imports: $136.1 million (1.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($91.8 million), Austria ($8.1 million), Taiwan ($6.3 million)
- Trade balance: $102.6 million trade deficit
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#24. Printed books, newspapers etc; manuscripts etc

- Exports: $34.4 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($8.7 million), Japan ($7.0 million), Canada ($2.6 million)
- Imports: $12.8 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($3.9 million), China ($2.5 million), Malaysia ($1.7 million)
- Trade balance: $21.5 million trade surplus
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#23. Sugars and sugar confectionary

- Exports: $34.5 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($9.2 million), Philippines ($5.3 million), Mexico ($4.0 million)
- Imports: $7.1 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($3.1 million), Canada ($1.6 million), Taiwan ($698,472)
- Trade balance: $27.4 million trade surplus
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#22. Special classification provisions, nesoi

- Exports: $35.2 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($12.3 million), Ireland ($3.4 million), China ($2.2 million)
- Imports: $293.5 million (2.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($80.5 million), Mexico ($38.2 million), Germany ($37.3 million)
- Trade balance: $258.3 million trade deficit
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#21. Miscellaneous articles of base metal

- Exports: $36.1 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($10.6 million), Canada ($10.5 million), Argentina ($4.8 million)
- Imports: $52.1 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($22.0 million), Mexico ($7.4 million), Taiwan ($5.9 million)
- Trade balance: $15.9 million trade deficit
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#20. Furniture; bedding etc; lamps nesoi etc; prefab bd

- Exports: $39.7 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($12.7 million), United Arab Emirates ($2.9 million), Kuwait ($2.5 million)
- Imports: $367.4 million (3.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Vietnam ($91.9 million), Canada ($77.8 million), China ($77.6 million)
- Trade balance: $327.7 million trade deficit
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#19. Cereals

- Exports: $43.9 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($15.7 million), Indonesia ($12.8 million), Vietnam ($3.6 million)
- Imports: $24.4 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Bolivia ($12.0 million), Canada ($9.4 million), Thailand ($2.4 million)
- Trade balance: $19.5 million trade surplus
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#18. Leather art; saddlery etc; handbags etc; gut art

- Exports: $44.0 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($33.3 million), Switzerland ($6.3 million), Netherlands ($457,010)
- Imports: $80.2 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Vietnam ($28.3 million), China ($14.7 million), Mexico ($11.2 million)
- Trade balance: $36.3 million trade deficit
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#17. Inorg chem; prec & rare-earth met & radioact compd

- Exports: $46.3 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Israel ($14.5 million), China ($11.5 million), Canada ($6.5 million)
- Imports: $31.2 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: France ($10.5 million), Canada ($7.1 million), China ($3.6 million)
- Trade balance: $15.2 million trade surplus
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#16. Raw hides and skins (no furskins) and leather

- Exports: $60.9 million (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($41.4 million), Mexico ($7.7 million), Korea, South ($5.4 million)
- Imports: $455,680 (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Italy ($267,047), Indonesia ($70,254), Singapore ($50,551)
- Trade balance: $60.5 million trade surplus
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#15. Rubber and articles thereof

- Exports: $64.2 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($37.1 million), Belgium ($5.2 million), China ($5.0 million)
- Imports: $66.4 million (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Thailand ($11.1 million), China ($8.6 million), Vietnam ($8.0 million)
- Trade balance: $2.2 million trade deficit
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#14. Food industry residues & waste; prep animal feed

- Exports: $67.0 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Indonesia ($22.0 million), Mexico ($19.0 million), Japan ($10.6 million)
- Imports: $16.5 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($10.4 million), India ($3.7 million), Mexico ($1.4 million)
- Trade balance: $50.5 million trade surplus
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#13. Organic chemicals

- Exports: $102.5 million (1.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Switzerland ($25.5 million), Ireland ($22.8 million), United Kingdom ($13.3 million)
- Imports: $105.6 million (0.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($52.9 million), Switzerland ($12.8 million), France ($7.4 million)
- Trade balance: $3.1 million trade deficit
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#12. Miscellaneous chemical products

- Exports: $105.2 million (1.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($12.8 million), Japan ($11.9 million), Netherlands ($10.6 million)
- Imports: $80.0 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($29.1 million), China ($12.5 million), United Kingdom ($12.4 million)
- Trade balance: $25.2 million trade surplus
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#11. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $116.6 million (1.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($53.1 million), Mexico ($16.3 million), United Kingdom ($7.4 million)
- Imports: $316.4 million (2.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($82.8 million), Canada ($74.9 million), China ($69.4 million)
- Trade balance: $199.8 million trade deficit
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#10. Photographic or cinematographic goods

- Exports: $121.8 million (1.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($49.5 million), Mexico ($18.6 million), Germany ($12.7 million)
- Imports: $1.6 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($696,414), Germany ($394,190), Belgium ($240,389)
- Trade balance: $120.3 million trade surplus
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#9. Pharmaceutical products

- Exports: $189.2 million (2.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Netherlands ($107.8 million), Canada ($25.9 million), Korea, South ($15.3 million)
- Imports: $57.5 million (0.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: France ($12.4 million), China ($10.1 million), Ireland ($9.2 million)
- Trade balance: $131.7 million trade surplus
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#8. Articles of iron or steel

- Exports: $191.1 million (2.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($107.0 million), Canada ($37.8 million), China ($8.7 million)
- Imports: $200.3 million (1.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($36.8 million), Canada ($36.5 million), Mexico ($24.4 million)
- Trade balance: $9.2 million trade deficit
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#7. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $200.5 million (2.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($122.1 million), Canada ($23.8 million), Malaysia ($15.8 million)
- Imports: $71.7 million (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($18.5 million), Canada ($17.0 million), Mexico ($9.8 million)
- Trade balance: $128.8 million trade surplus
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#6. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $213.2 million (2.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($63.7 million), Canada ($34.6 million), Vietnam ($18.5 million)
- Imports: $386.6 million (3.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($167.7 million), Canada ($53.9 million), Mexico ($48.2 million)
- Trade balance: $173.4 million trade deficit
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#5. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $865.8 million (10.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: French Guiana ($350.0 million), United Arab Emirates ($157.9 million), Mexico ($77.1 million)
- Imports: $478.1 million (4.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Switzerland ($340.6 million), France ($50.8 million), Russia ($27.7 million)
- Trade balance: $387.7 million trade surplus
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#4. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $1.1 billion (13.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($199.6 million), Mexico ($91.3 million), Germany ($73.6 million)
- Imports: $1.9 billion (15.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($552.3 million), China ($257.2 million), Germany ($190.3 million)
- Trade balance: $768.7 million trade deficit
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#3. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $1.2 billion (14.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($154.3 million), Switzerland ($116.0 million), China ($112.6 million)
- Imports: $1.4 billion (11.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Switzerland ($395.8 million), Australia ($238.2 million), Germany ($122.7 million)
- Trade balance: $193.7 million trade deficit
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#2. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $1.2 billion (14.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Malaysia ($431.7 million), Taiwan ($90.4 million), Canada ($77.8 million)
- Imports: $2.2 billion (18.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Taiwan ($411.0 million), China ($361.0 million), Malaysia ($218.2 million)
- Trade balance: $992.0 million trade deficit
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#1. Meat and edible meat offal

- Exports: $1.4 billion (16.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Korea, South ($360.6 million), Canada ($341.4 million), Mexico ($264.7 million)
- Imports: $83.3 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($48.3 million), Uruguay ($31.3 million), Mexico ($3.3 million)
- Trade balance: $1.3 billion trade surplus

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