Biggest exports from Hawaii

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Hawaii

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

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 Hawaii were in 2020.

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#10. Coffee, tea, mate & spices

- Exports: $10.8 million (3.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($7.7 million), Switzerland ($918,750), Canada ($697,754)
- Imports: $1.4 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Japan ($654,903), China ($240,748), Madagascar ($103,137)
- Trade balance: $9.4 million trade surplus
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#9. Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques

- Exports: $12.4 million (3.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Hong Kong ($7.7 million), Taiwan ($2.7 million), Japan ($819,811)
- Imports: $1.9 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: United Kingdom ($818,473), France ($267,214), Canada ($140,490)
- Trade balance: $10.5 million trade surplus
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#8. Edible fruit & nuts; citrus fruit or melon peel

- Exports: $13.3 million (4.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($4.7 million), Canada ($3.9 million), Hong Kong ($2.5 million)
- Imports: $3.3 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: New Zealand ($1.4 million), Korea, South ($1.0 million), Philippines ($291,312)
- Trade balance: $10.0 million trade surplus
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#7. Clocks and watches and parts thereof

- Exports: $13.8 million (4.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Hong Kong ($11.4 million), Japan ($1.7 million), Switzerland ($483,381)
- Imports: $4.1 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Switzerland ($3.6 million), United Kingdom ($331,014), France ($62,845)
- Trade balance: $9.7 million trade surplus
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#6. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $14.1 million (4.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($2.9 million), Korea, South ($2.9 million), China ($1.6 million)
- Imports: $16.5 million (0.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($5.1 million), Canada ($3.4 million), Thailand ($1.6 million)
- Trade balance: $2.4 million trade deficit
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#5. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $14.5 million (4.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Korea, South ($4.1 million), Taiwan ($3.3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million)
- Imports: $19.5 million (1.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($12.2 million), Canada ($1.8 million), Thailand ($1.7 million)
- Trade balance: $5.0 million trade deficit
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#4. Beverages, spirits and vinegar

- Exports: $15.5 million (4.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($14.1 million), United Kingdom ($472,801), Marshall Islands ($262,428)
- Imports: $25.0 million (1.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Netherlands ($11.0 million), Japan ($3.5 million), New Zealand ($1.8 million)
- Trade balance: $9.5 million trade deficit
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#3. Fish, crustaceans & aquatic invertebrates

- Exports: $24.4 million (7.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Vietnam ($7.8 million), India ($6.8 million), Hong Kong ($4.2 million)
- Imports: $51.8 million (2.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Indonesia ($11.3 million), Vietnam ($10.0 million), Philippines ($4.9 million)
- Trade balance: $27.4 million trade deficit
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#2. Iron and steel

- Exports: $46.2 million (14.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Bangladesh ($39.5 million), Taiwan ($3.6 million), Indonesia ($813,672)
- Imports: $860,898 (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($356,870), Canada ($331,052), China ($84,889)
- Trade balance: $45.3 million trade surplus
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#1. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $61.6 million (19.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Australia ($48.0 million), United Kingdom ($3.6 million), New Zealand ($3.0 million)
- Imports: $26.9 million (1.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($21.3 million), France ($2.9 million), Italy ($1.1 million)
- Trade balance: $34.7 million trade surplus

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