Biggest exports from Kentucky

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Kentucky

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

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 Kentucky were in 2020.

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#30. Food industry residues & waste; prep animal feed

- Exports: $69.7 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($20.0 million), Mexico ($6.1 million), Saudi Arabia ($5.6 million)
- Imports: $13.6 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($3.9 million), Mexico ($3.5 million), Denmark ($1.7 million)
- Trade balance: $56.1 million trade surplus
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#29. Prep cereal, flour, starch or milk; bakers wares

- Exports: $71.3 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($53.3 million), United Kingdom ($6.9 million), Dominican Republic ($2.2 million)
- Imports: $34.6 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($28.9 million), Italy ($4.1 million), Germany ($797,992)
- Trade balance: $36.7 million trade surplus
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#28. Inorg chem; prec & rare-earth met & radioact compd

- Exports: $76.5 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($21.3 million), India ($9.6 million), Singapore ($7.7 million)
- Imports: $372.6 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Brazil ($114.1 million), Jamaica ($69.6 million), Mexico ($60.9 million)
- Trade balance: $296.1 million trade deficit
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#27. Copper and articles thereof

- Exports: $90.4 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($61.1 million), Canada ($11.3 million), Malaysia ($8.5 million)
- Imports: $32.1 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($6.4 million), Japan ($6.2 million), India ($4.3 million)
- Trade balance: $58.2 million trade surplus
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#26. Printed books, newspapers etc; manuscripts etc

- Exports: $111.2 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($56.1 million), United Kingdom ($24.1 million), Mexico ($7.2 million)
- Imports: $145.5 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($73.2 million), China ($57.2 million), Canada ($4.9 million)
- Trade balance: $34.4 million trade deficit
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#25. Soap etc; waxes, polish etc; candles; dental preps

- Exports: $116.4 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($31.1 million), Israel ($20.7 million), China ($10.6 million)
- Imports: $35.9 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Spain ($6.8 million), Canada ($6.6 million), Germany ($5.0 million)
- Trade balance: $80.6 million trade surplus
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#24. Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

- Exports: $124.9 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($30.1 million), Germany ($22.8 million), Australia ($21.3 million)
- Imports: $24.9 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($9.5 million), Sweden ($5.0 million), Finland ($4.7 million)
- Trade balance: $99.9 million trade surplus
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#23. Toys, games & sport equipment; parts & accessories

- Exports: $131.1 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($105.6 million), China ($4.6 million), Japan ($3.1 million)
- Imports: $950.3 million (1.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($907.2 million), Taiwan ($12.1 million), Japan ($10.8 million)
- Trade balance: $819.2 million trade deficit
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#22. Miscellaneous articles of base metal

- Exports: $131.5 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($47.6 million), Mexico ($19.2 million), Singapore ($7.6 million)
- Imports: $299.7 million (0.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($99.2 million), Canada ($55.6 million), Japan ($37.5 million)
- Trade balance: $168.2 million trade deficit
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#21. Furniture; bedding etc; lamps nesoi etc; prefab bd

- Exports: $139.1 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($92.3 million), Japan ($18.8 million), Austria ($7.6 million)
- Imports: $949.3 million (1.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($511.8 million), China ($144.9 million), Canada ($87.1 million)
- Trade balance: $810.2 million trade deficit
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#20. Paper & paperboard & articles (inc papr pulp artl)

- Exports: $139.2 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($73.8 million), Mexico ($18.9 million), Poland ($12.2 million)
- Imports: $163.5 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($77.5 million), China ($23.7 million), Mexico ($20.9 million)
- Trade balance: $24.2 million trade deficit
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#19. Tools, cutlery etc. of base metal & parts thereof

- Exports: $154.0 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Netherlands ($41.8 million), Canada ($38.0 million), Mexico ($32.5 million)
- Imports: $442.7 million (0.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Sweden ($126.0 million), Japan ($75.2 million), Germany ($67.6 million)
- Trade balance: $288.7 million trade deficit
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#18. Glass and glassware

- Exports: $166.5 million (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Hong Kong ($133.9 million), Canada ($15.1 million), Mexico ($11.5 million)
- Imports: $108.1 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($24.8 million), Mexico ($19.2 million), China ($14.3 million)
- Trade balance: $58.5 million trade surplus
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#17. Live animals

- Exports: $173.1 million (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($54.9 million), United Kingdom ($32.1 million), Ireland ($26.2 million)
- Imports: $12.8 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($4.7 million), France ($3.0 million), Ireland ($2.6 million)
- Trade balance: $160.3 million trade surplus
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#16. Articles of iron or steel

- Exports: $183.9 million (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($68.6 million), Canada ($62.8 million), China ($7.7 million)
- Imports: $533.4 million (1.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($110.4 million), Mexico ($106.1 million), China ($83.3 million)
- Trade balance: $349.5 million trade deficit
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#15. Rubber and articles thereof

- Exports: $201.0 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($50.7 million), Mexico ($18.2 million), China ($17.1 million)
- Imports: $406.3 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($124.1 million), Japan ($92.6 million), Canada ($55.5 million)
- Trade balance: $205.3 million trade deficit
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#14. Organic chemicals

- Exports: $231.2 million (0.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($62.1 million), Belgium ($38.2 million), Korea, South ($17.7 million)
- Imports: $356.6 million (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Italy ($87.8 million), China ($81.4 million), Canada ($64.8 million)
- Trade balance: $125.3 million trade deficit
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#13. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

- Exports: $240.5 million (1.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: United Kingdom ($58.0 million), China ($41.6 million), Canada ($35.7 million)
- Imports: $179.1 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($146.4 million), China ($10.5 million), Mexico ($8.0 million)
- Trade balance: $61.4 million trade surplus
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#12. Tanning & dye ext etc; dye, paint, putty etc; inks

- Exports: $240.7 million (1.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($107.2 million), Belgium ($33.5 million), Mexico ($23.1 million)
- Imports: $164.3 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: India ($35.9 million), Germany ($29.4 million), China ($17.6 million)
- Trade balance: $76.4 million trade surplus
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#11. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $289.1 million (1.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($132.9 million), Mexico ($111.3 million), Malaysia ($12.9 million)
- Imports: $996.7 million (1.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($808.0 million), Thailand ($47.4 million), Mexico ($39.7 million)
- Trade balance: $707.6 million trade deficit
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#10. Iron and steel

- Exports: $316.4 million (1.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($196.0 million), Mexico ($91.2 million), India ($6.7 million)
- Imports: $345.1 million (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($155.1 million), Japan ($52.6 million), Brazil ($45.8 million)
- Trade balance: $28.8 million trade deficit
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#9. Beverages, spirits and vinegar

- Exports: $399.8 million (1.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($71.7 million), Canada ($58.4 million), Australia ($54.6 million)
- Imports: $631.9 million (1.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($297.3 million), France ($95.7 million), Canada ($59.8 million)
- Trade balance: $232.1 million trade deficit
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#8. Miscellaneous chemical products

- Exports: $702.0 million (2.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($118.1 million), Canada ($76.5 million), Netherlands ($68.8 million)
- Imports: $324.7 million (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($133.3 million), Japan ($51.8 million), Ireland ($44.3 million)
- Trade balance: $377.3 million trade surplus
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#7. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $1.1 billion (4.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Netherlands ($255.9 million), Germany ($232.5 million), Canada ($115.8 million)
- Imports: $1.8 billion (3.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($352.5 million), Japan ($225.7 million), Germany ($224.8 million)
- Trade balance: $681.3 million trade deficit
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#6. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $1.2 billion (4.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($416.9 million), Mexico ($181.7 million), China ($118.5 million)
- Imports: $762.8 million (1.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($198.2 million), Mexico ($125.2 million), Japan ($84.8 million)
- Trade balance: $401.9 million trade surplus
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#5. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $1.6 billion (6.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($395.4 million), Canada ($357.1 million), Hong Kong ($134.6 million)
- Imports: $6.8 billion (12.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Malaysia ($1.9 billion), China ($1.2 billion), Mexico ($829.9 million)
- Trade balance: $5.2 billion trade deficit
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#4. Pharmaceutical products

- Exports: $1.8 billion (7.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Austria ($555.8 million), United Kingdom ($292.9 million), Sweden ($159.3 million)
- Imports: $15.5 billion (28.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($3.3 billion), Japan ($3.0 billion), Netherlands ($1.8 billion)
- Trade balance: $13.7 billion trade deficit
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#3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $2.4 billion (9.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($944.5 million), Mexico ($319.2 million), China ($152.5 million)
- Imports: $11.0 billion (20.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($3.2 billion), China ($2.1 billion), Japan ($1.3 billion)
- Trade balance: $8.6 billion trade deficit
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#2. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $3.4 billion (13.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($2.7 billion), Mexico ($468.9 million), Saudi Arabia ($79.7 million)
- Imports: $2.5 billion (4.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($1.0 billion), Japan ($513.9 million), Canada ($486.2 million)
- Trade balance: $885.3 million trade surplus
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#1. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $7.7 billion (31.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: United Kingdom ($1.8 billion), France ($1.4 billion), Brazil ($1.4 billion)
- Imports: $98.6 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: France ($31.7 million), United Kingdom ($18.6 million), Canada ($18.3 million)
- Trade balance: $7.6 billion trade surplus

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