Countries Kentucky exports the most goods to

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September 14, 2022
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Countries Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

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. Ethiopia

- Exports: $79.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($65.2 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($5.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($3.9 million)

- Total trade: $103.1 million ($56.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $23.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($20.9 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($2.3 million)
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($13,130)
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#29. Chile

- Exports: $82.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($12.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($8.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($8.0 million)

- Total trade: $94.3 million ($71.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $11.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($7.3 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($1.0 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($710,625)
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#28. South Africa

- Exports: $84.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($16.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($15.1 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($12.1 million)

- Total trade: $102.5 million ($65.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $18.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($8.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($2.0 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($1.8 million)
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#27. Colombia

- Exports: $88.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($16.5 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($15.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($8.4 million)

- Total trade: $92.9 million ($83.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $5.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($2.8 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($427,367)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($335,907)
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#26. Israel

- Exports: $101.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($29.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($25.3 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($9.2 million)

- Total trade: $376.9 million ($173.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $275.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($141.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($41.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($26.7 million)

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#25. Kuwait

- Exports: $120.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Lead And Articles Thereof ($83.8 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($10.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($9.2 million)

- Total trade: $120.1 million ($119.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $83,283
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($82,983)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($300)
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#24. Ireland

- Exports: $123.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($25.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($16.3 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($14.7 million)

- Total trade: $4.6 billion ($4.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $4.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($4.1 billion)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($177.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($65.0 million)
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#23. Sweden

- Exports: $134.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($116.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($3.0 million)

- Total trade: $962.2 million ($693.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $827.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($407.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($164.8 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($160.8 million)
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#22. Italy

- Exports: $142.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($37.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($34.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($18.5 million)

- Total trade: $2.7 billion ($2.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.6 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($458.0 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($133.2 million)
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#21. Saudi Arabia

- Exports: $149.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($64.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($40.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($11.4 million)

- Total trade: $151.7 million ($147.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($761,226)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($700,394)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($346,500)

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#20. Spain

- Exports: $150.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($50.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($29.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.0 million)

- Total trade: $430.0 million ($128.4 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $279.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($136.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($43.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($29.9 million)
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#19. India

- Exports: $276.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($62.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($42.2 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($27.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($1.5 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.2 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($128.0 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($59.3 million)
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#18. Taiwan

- Exports: $285.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($78.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($71.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($36.0 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($1.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($545.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($482.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($123.6 million)
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#17. Australia

- Exports: $296.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($48.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($43.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($39.0 million)

- Total trade: $398.8 million ($194.5 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $102.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($57.4 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($20.1 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($8.1 million)
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#16. Hong Kong

- Exports: $373.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($168.5 million)
--- Glass And Glassware ($96.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($23.8 million)

- Total trade: $435.0 million ($311.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $61.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($50.7 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($2.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.7 million)

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#15. South Korea

- Exports: $423.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($70.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($69.2 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($68.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($811.3 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($774.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($147.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($105.7 million)
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#14. Malaysia

- Exports: $489.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($316.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($71.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($33.8 million)

- Total trade: $6.1 billion ($5.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $5.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($5.3 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($134.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($114.5 million)
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#13. United Arab Emirates

- Exports: $506.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($386.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($33.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($27.8 million)

- Total trade: $512.8 million ($499.4 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $6.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($6.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($200,132)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($98,621)
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#12. Singapore

- Exports: $647.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($384.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($52.2 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($44.3 million)

- Total trade: $2.6 billion ($1.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.6 billion)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($246.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($35.9 million)
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#11. Belgium

- Exports: $701.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($330.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($92.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($57.6 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($298.1 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $999.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($822.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($79.4 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($34.9 million)

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#10. Austria

- Exports: $744.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($707.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.5 million)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($9.6 million)

- Total trade: $1.4 billion ($65.4 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $679.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($556.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($38.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($30.1 million)
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#9. Germany

- Exports: $785.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($272.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($160.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($64.1 million)

- Total trade: $3.8 billion ($2.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($694.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($514.0 million)
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($377.3 million)
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#8. Japan

- Exports: $820.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($103.4 million)
--- Live Animals ($85.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($84.1 million)

- Total trade: $8.5 billion ($6.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($3.7 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.3 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($888.0 million)
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#7. Netherlands

- Exports: $1.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($325.4 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($210.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($125.2 million)

- Total trade: $3.6 billion ($1.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.6 billion)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($523.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($69.9 million)
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#6. Brazil

- Exports: $1.7 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.2 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($163.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($64.3 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($1.3 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $382.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($134.0 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($56.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($29.2 million)

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#5. France

- Exports: $1.9 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.4 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($204.3 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($58.8 million)

- Total trade: $3.1 billion ($659.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($660.9 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($94.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($81.8 million)
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#4. China

- Exports: $2.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.0 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($318.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($196.8 million)

- Total trade: $10.1 billion ($5.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.3 billion)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($1.9 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.6 billion)
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#3. United Kingdom

- Exports: $2.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.8 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($296.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($127.7 million)

- Total trade: $3.8 billion ($1.4 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($669.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($195.5 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($88.8 million)
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#2. Mexico

- Exports: $2.8 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($558.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($513.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($476.3 million)

- Total trade: $9.9 billion ($4.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 billion)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($922.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($885.5 million)
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#1. Canada

- Exports: $8.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($3.0 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($623.2 million)

- Total trade: $12.8 billion ($3.7 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $4.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($962.1 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($586.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($517.5 million)

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