Countries Illinois exports the most goods to

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September 14, 2022
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Countries Illinois exports the most goods to

American exports grew 18.7% in 2021 to $2.5 trillion after the coronavirus pandemic drove exports in 2020 to their lowest levels since 2010, according to Commerce Department data. 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.

Stacker compiled a list of countries that Illinois exports the most goods to using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest value of exports in 2021 with Illinois.

The trade gap grew from $576.9 billion in 2019 to $861.4 billion in 2021. Meanwhile, Canada became the top U.S. trade partner after being third in 2020 behind China and Mexico. Keep reading to see which countries your home state exports the most goods to.

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#30. Italy

- Exports: $315.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($73.0 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($47.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($42.1 million)

- Total trade: $2.7 billion ($2.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($662.1 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($231.9 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($164.5 million)
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#29. Argentina

- Exports: $373.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($111.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($64.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($46.9 million)

- Total trade: $452.6 million ($295.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $78.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($15.8 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($8.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($8.3 million)
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#28. Indonesia

- Exports: $374.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($154.3 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($96.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($33.8 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($441.1 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $815.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($191.8 million)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($81.1 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($66.6 million)
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#27. Colombia

- Exports: $403.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($103.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($45.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($42.1 million)

- Total trade: $462.5 million ($344.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $59.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($8.6 million)
--- Live Trees, Plants, Bulbs Etc.; Cut Flowers Etc. ($5.8 million)
--- Products Of Animal Origin, Nesoi ($4.5 million)
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#26. Malaysia

- Exports: $404.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($83.2 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($48.7 million)
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($44.7 million)

- Total trade: $2.8 billion ($2.0 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.2 billion)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($684.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($118.0 million)

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#25. United Arab Emirates

- Exports: $425.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($114.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($78.1 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($50.1 million)

- Total trade: $725.7 million ($124.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $300.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($122.5 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($53.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($49.1 million)
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#24. Peru

- Exports: $441.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($252.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($68.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($32.0 million)

- Total trade: $548.7 million ($333.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $107.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($51.1 million)
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($7.3 million)
--- Prep Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Plant Parts ($6.5 million)
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#23. Switzerland

- Exports: $471.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($328.5 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($30.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($30.0 million)

- Total trade: $2.4 billion ($1.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($400.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($336.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($235.5 million)
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#22. South Africa

- Exports: $524.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($203.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($164.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($38.8 million)

- Total trade: $1.1 billion ($15.1 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $539.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($423.9 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($21.1 million)
--- Ores, Slag And Ash ($17.5 million)
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#21. Vietnam

- Exports: $547.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($169.0 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($104.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($73.9 million)

- Total trade: $8.2 billion ($7.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.9 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 billion)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($509.0 million)

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#20. Thailand

- Exports: $577.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($198.0 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($76.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($41.5 million)

- Total trade: $3.7 billion ($2.5 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.3 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($569.2 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($391.6 million)
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#19. Russia

- Exports: $660.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($184.1 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($178.9 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($132.3 million)

- Total trade: $957.6 million ($363.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $296.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($116.7 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($39.9 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($36.1 million)
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#18. Taiwan

- Exports: $749.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($157.3 million)
--- Cereals ($114.9 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($70.5 million)

- Total trade: $4.1 billion ($2.6 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($948.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($591.1 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($432.9 million)
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#17. Hong Kong

- Exports: $795.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($443.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($91.5 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($34.0 million)

- Total trade: $944.6 million ($646.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $148.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($93.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($15.6 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($9.0 million)
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#16. India

- Exports: $880.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($150.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($102.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($91.3 million)

- Total trade: $3.9 billion ($2.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($400.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($300.1 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($226.9 million)

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#15. France

- Exports: $927.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($226.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($223.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($194.8 million)

- Total trade: $2.5 billion ($676.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($225.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($220.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($142.2 million)
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#14. Ireland

- Exports: $966.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($667.4 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($127.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($36.4 million)

- Total trade: $3.0 billion ($1.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.7 billion)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($87.4 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($70.3 million)
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#13. Chile

- Exports: $991.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($435.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($216.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($73.6 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($814.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $177.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($58.3 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($43.1 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($19.8 million)
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#12. Belgium

- Exports: $1.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($319.3 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($136.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($103.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.4 billion ($706.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $346.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($54.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($40.6 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($31.8 million)
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#11. Singapore

- Exports: $1.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($331.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($205.4 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($98.7 million)

- Total trade: $4.6 billion ($2.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($2.4 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($324.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($319.2 million)

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#10. South Korea

- Exports: $1.3 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($199.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($139.5 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($137.8 million)

- Total trade: $4.6 billion ($1.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.1 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($727.4 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($308.3 million)
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#9. Netherlands

- Exports: $1.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($420.1 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($386.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($175.2 million)

- Total trade: $11.3 billion ($8.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $9.8 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($8.9 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($158.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($146.5 million)
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#8. Japan

- Exports: $1.7 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($328.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($216.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($197.2 million)

- Total trade: $10.5 billion ($7.0 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $8.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.5 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.4 billion)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.1 billion)
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#7. Brazil

- Exports: $2.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($774.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($362.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($324.0 million)

- Total trade: $4.5 billion ($433.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $2.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Iron And Steel ($1.3 billion)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($134.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($76.5 million)
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#6. United Kingdom

- Exports: $2.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.3 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($350.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($190.6 million)

- Total trade: $5.3 billion ($200.8 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($582.6 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($468.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($271.1 million)

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#5. China

- Exports: $3.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($640.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($429.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($326.0 million)

- Total trade: $63.9 billion ($56.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $60.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($27.7 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($18.9 billion)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($2.6 billion)
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#4. Australia

- Exports: $3.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($990.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($925.9 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($627.2 million)

- Total trade: $4.4 billion ($2.7 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $860.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($302.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($163.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($115.5 million)
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#3. Germany

- Exports: $3.8 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($829.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($649.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($609.0 million)

- Total trade: $13.4 billion ($5.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $9.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($3.7 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.6 billion)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($895.8 million)
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#2. Mexico

- Exports: $8.9 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.3 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.1 billion)
--- Cereals ($786.8 million)

- Total trade: $24.3 billion ($6.5 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $15.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($5.1 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.2 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.9 billion)
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#1. Canada

- Exports: $18.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.0 billion)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($2.6 billion)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($2.4 billion)

- Total trade: $64.1 billion ($27.0 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $45.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($32.7 billion)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($1.2 billion)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($1.2 billion)

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