Countries North Carolina exports the most goods to

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September 14, 2022
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Countries North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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. Denmark

- Exports: $210.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($107.0 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($32.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($17.3 million)

- Total trade: $819.5 million ($397.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $608.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($226.9 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($140.0 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($135.9 million)
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#29. Colombia

- Exports: $218.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($47.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($41.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($24.1 million)

- Total trade: $290.0 million ($147.5 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $71.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($25.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($18.4 million)
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($4.0 million)
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#28. Indonesia

- Exports: $245.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($81.6 million)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($48.5 million)
--- Tobacco & Subs;prod For Inhal W/o Combust;nic Prod ($21.0 million)

- Total trade: $874.8 million ($384.1 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $629.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($142.2 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($91.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($85.2 million)
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#27. El Salvador

- Exports: $248.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($82.6 million)
--- Manmade Filaments, Including Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($38.3 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($36.3 million)

- Total trade: $808.0 million ($311.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $559.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($442.8 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($87.6 million)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($11.5 million)
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#26. Vietnam

- Exports: $257.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($55.3 million)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($37.5 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($33.9 million)

- Total trade: $2.4 billion ($1.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($713.5 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($595.2 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($224.9 million)

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#25. Hong Kong

- Exports: $305.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($136.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($29.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($15.0 million)

- Total trade: $402.6 million ($207.6 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $97.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($65.6 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($18.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.1 million)
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#24. India

- Exports: $349.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($70.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($57.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($33.5 million)

- Total trade: $2.9 billion ($2.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($976.7 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($212.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($179.0 million)
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#23. Taiwan

- Exports: $360.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($47.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($46.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($35.9 million)

- Total trade: $1.9 billion ($1.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($643.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($245.3 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($101.7 million)
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#22. Dominican Republic

- Exports: $361.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($133.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($56.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($26.5 million)

- Total trade: $975.8 million ($251.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $613.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($325.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($70.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles ($69.3 million)
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#21. Sweden

- Exports: $363.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($283.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($19.0 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($10.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($310.8 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $674.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($246.4 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($139.6 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($78.1 million)

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#20. Spain

- Exports: $428.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($230.5 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($53.2 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($44.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($177.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $606.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($145.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($68.3 million)
--- Essential Oils Etc; Perfumery, Cosmetic Etc Preps ($66.8 million)
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#19. Malaysia

- Exports: $433.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($259.8 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($33.0 million)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($31.6 million)

- Total trade: $1.3 billion ($433.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $867.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($287.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($221.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($72.9 million)
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#18. Brazil

- Exports: $454.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($129.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($62.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($36.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($309.8 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $764.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Iron And Steel ($178.8 million)
--- Tobacco & Subs;prod For Inhal W/o Combust;nic Prod ($121.5 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($93.4 million)
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#17. Ireland

- Exports: $506.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($354.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($46.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($35.1 million)

- Total trade: $9.3 billion ($8.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $8.8 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($7.2 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.3 billion)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($90.2 million)
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#16. Austria

- Exports: $508.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($425.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($30.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($14.0 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($176.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $684.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($192.5 million)
--- Miscellaneous Articles Of Base Metal ($123.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($106.4 million)

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#15. Australia

- Exports: $528.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($137.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($89.3 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($52.9 million)

- Total trade: $603.4 million ($454.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $74.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($25.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($9.3 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($8.7 million)
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#14. Italy

- Exports: $585.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($231.7 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($113.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($73.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.5 billion ($1.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($711.8 million)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($148.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($141.6 million)
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#13. South Korea

- Exports: $611.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($144.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($71.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($55.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.9 billion ($719.4 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($440.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($292.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($153.5 million)
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#12. Saudi Arabia

- Exports: $614.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($132.6 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($131.5 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($125.6 million)

- Total trade: $796.8 million ($433.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $181.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($161.0 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($6.6 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($4.7 million)
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#11. Belgium

- Exports: $801.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($200.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($139.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($115.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($366.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $434.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($208.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($37.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($34.1 million)

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#10. Honduras

- Exports: $811.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($358.8 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($271.9 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($39.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($94.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $717.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($578.1 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($93.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($20.7 million)
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#9. United Kingdom

- Exports: $846.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($219.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($70.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($67.0 million)

- Total trade: $2.5 billion ($788.2 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($390.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($389.8 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($225.3 million)
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#8. Germany

- Exports: $873.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($199.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($99.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($97.4 million)

- Total trade: $8.4 billion ($6.6 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($3.8 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.3 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($387.3 million)
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#7. Japan

- Exports: $939.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($193.0 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($100.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($72.9 million)

- Total trade: $3.8 billion ($1.9 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.8 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.4 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($473.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($312.7 million)
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#6. Netherlands

- Exports: $945.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($402.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($84.6 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($77.0 million)

- Total trade: $3.0 billion ($1.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($1.2 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($325.7 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($120.5 million)

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#5. Singapore

- Exports: $1.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($767.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($59.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($44.5 million)

- Total trade: $2.9 billion ($846.2 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($1.4 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($174.1 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($66.6 million)
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#4. France

- Exports: $1.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($584.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($388.5 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($71.2 million)

- Total trade: $3.0 billion ($246.8 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($769.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles ($132.4 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($91.3 million)
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#3. China

- Exports: $4.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.9 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($401.6 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($210.0 million)

- Total trade: $13.9 billion ($5.8 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $9.8 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.9 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.4 billion)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($566.0 million)
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#2. Mexico

- Exports: $4.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($983.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($837.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($486.2 million)

- Total trade: $12.8 billion ($3.7 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $8.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.0 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.3 billion)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($511.5 million)
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#1. Canada

- Exports: $6.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.1 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($829.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($505.8 million)

- Total trade: $11.0 billion ($2.1 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $4.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($626.1 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($594.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($469.5 million)

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