Countries Iowa imports the most goods from

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July 23, 2021
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Countries Iowa imports the most goods from

The U.S. in 2020 imported $2.8 trillion of goods and services, down $294.5 billion from 2019 largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the economy has recovered, imports have expanded and the U.S. trade deficit has widened. In May, the foreign-trade gap in goods and services grew by 3.1% over the month prior to a seasonally adjusted $71.2 billion.

All U.S. states import goods from around the world, bringing in products necessary for state industry, recreation, and tourism. But what is imported—and from where—varies from state to state. Stacker compiled a list of countries that Iowa imports the most goods from using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest value of imports in 2020 with Iowa. Keep reading to see where your state is importing the most goods from.

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#30. Hungary

- Imports: $23.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($9.1 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($7.7 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($3.4 million)

- Total trade: $47.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $23.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($7.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.1 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($461,078)
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#29. Slovakia

- Imports: $24.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.3 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($604,922)

- Total trade: $49.7 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $24.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($4.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($3.7 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($469,914)
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#28. New Zealand

- Imports: $25.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($7.2 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($3.2 million)

- Total trade: $51.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $25.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($10.4 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($8.5 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($7.8 million)
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#27. Finland

- Imports: $29.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($14.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($6.7 million)
--- Glass And Glassware ($2.1 million)

- Total trade: $58.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $29.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.4 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($7.9 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($920,048)
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#26. Indonesia

- Imports: $31.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($15.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($4.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.6 million)

- Total trade: $62.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $31.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($20.8 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($12.7 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($12.0 million)

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#25. Australia

- Imports: $31.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($20.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.6 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.7 million)

- Total trade: $62.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $31.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($135.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($79.5 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($62.6 million)
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#24. Belgium

- Imports: $35.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($18.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($2.1 million)

- Total trade: $70.7 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $35.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($32.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($20.3 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($12.5 million)
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#23. Argentina

- Imports: $36.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($18.6 million)
--- Cereals ($8.8 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($4.1 million)

- Total trade: $73.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $36.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($22.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($15.4 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($11.1 million)
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#22. Turkey

- Imports: $60.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($37.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($6.4 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($3.2 million)

- Total trade: $119.9 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $60.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($11.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($8.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($5.0 million)
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#21. Thailand

- Imports: $69.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($19.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($12.1 million)
--- Milling Products; Malt; Starch; Inulin; Wht Gluten ($4.7 million)

- Total trade: $138.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $69.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($6.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($6.1 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($4.6 million)

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#20. Denmark

- Imports: $72.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($34.3 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($10.2 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($9.7 million)

- Total trade: $145.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $72.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($21.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($4.6 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($4.4 million)
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#19. Israel

- Imports: $77.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics ($29.8 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($22.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($7.8 million)

- Total trade: $155.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $77.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($24.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($7.7 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($6.4 million)
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#18. Switzerland

- Imports: $82.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($62.4 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($6.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.7 million)

- Total trade: $165.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $82.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Tanning & Dye Ext Etc; Dye, Paint, Putty Etc; Inks ($26.3 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($3.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.4 million)
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#17. Austria

- Imports: $97.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($64.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($13.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($7.8 million)

- Total trade: $195.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $97.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($3.9 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($3.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.7 million)
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#16. Korea, South

- Imports: $98.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($42.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($19.8 million)
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($11.7 million)

- Total trade: $197.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $98.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($131.1 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($27.9 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($16.5 million)

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#15. Poland

- Imports: $105.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($33.8 million)
--- Explosives; Pyrotechnics; Matches; Pyro Alloys Etc ($14.7 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($14.5 million)

- Total trade: $211.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $105.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($18.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($16.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.8 million)
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#14. Spain

- Imports: $115.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($43.0 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($21.4 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($12.7 million)

- Total trade: $231.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $115.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($18.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($15.7 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($14.5 million)
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#13. Brazil

- Imports: $124.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($55.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($33.4 million)
--- Products Of Animal Origin, Nesoi ($5.1 million)

- Total trade: $249.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $124.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($138.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($57.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($37.2 million)
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#12. Vietnam

- Imports: $132.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($34.1 million)
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($25.0 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($15.4 million)

- Total trade: $265.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $132.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($11.0 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($11.0 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($10.6 million)
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#11. France

- Imports: $158.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($31.0 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($29.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($19.2 million)

- Total trade: $316.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $158.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($71.5 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($64.2 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($29.8 million)

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#10. United Kingdom

- Imports: $158.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($37.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($15.8 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($15.2 million)

- Total trade: $317.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $158.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Ores, Slag And Ash ($60.6 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($49.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.9 million)
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#9. Netherlands

- Imports: $182.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($108.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($40.4 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($6.9 million)

- Total trade: $364.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $182.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Ores, Slag And Ash ($128.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($81.4 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($23.3 million)
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#8. India

- Imports: $182.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($46.2 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($23.9 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($18.8 million)

- Total trade: $365.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $182.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($38.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($9.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($9.2 million)
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#7. Taiwan

- Imports: $203.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($43.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($35.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($28.3 million)

- Total trade: $406.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $203.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($96.6 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($27.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($12.4 million)
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#6. Italy

- Imports: $270.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($165.9 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($18.0 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($17.7 million)

- Total trade: $540.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $270.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($27.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($22.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($20.1 million)

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#5. Japan

- Imports: $390.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($269.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($33.9 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($21.7 million)

- Total trade: $780.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $390.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($630.5 million)
--- Cereals ($60.9 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($37.5 million)
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#4. Germany

- Imports: $717.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($250.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($135.4 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($89.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $717.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($186.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($89.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($73.6 million)
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#3. Mexico

- Imports: $1.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($527.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($380.8 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($93.6 million)

- Total trade: $2.6 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.3 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($546.8 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($413.6 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($147.8 million)
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#2. China

- Imports: $1.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($295.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($270.1 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($237.9 million)

- Total trade: $2.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($494.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($212.8 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($122.6 million)
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#1. Canada

- Imports: $2.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($322.6 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($199.3 million)
--- Fertilizers ($157.0 million)

- Total trade: $4.8 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($807.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($388.8 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($338.1 million)

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