Countries North Carolina imports the most goods from

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July 23, 2021
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Countries North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina. Keep reading to see where your state is importing the most goods from.

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#30. Poland

- Imports: $362.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($184.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($47.3 million)
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($18.0 million)

- Total trade: $724.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $362.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($42.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($26.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($25.1 million)
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#29. Belgium

- Imports: $387.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($208.5 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($28.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($24.8 million)

- Total trade: $775.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $387.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($197.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($185.9 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($69.6 million)
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#28. El Salvador

- Imports: $391.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($305.8 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($64.2 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($6.1 million)

- Total trade: $782.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $391.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($55.7 million)
--- Manmade Filaments, Including Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($26.9 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($25.8 million)
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#27. Turkey

- Imports: $394.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($151.1 million)
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($33.6 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($28.5 million)

- Total trade: $789.7 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $394.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($50.7 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($33.9 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($25.0 million)
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#26. Denmark

- Imports: $401.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($122.2 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($118.7 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($90.7 million)

- Total trade: $802.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $401.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($157.4 million)
--- Albuminoidal Subst; Modified Starch; Glue; Enzymes ($30.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($21.5 million)

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#25. Spain

- Imports: $433.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($108.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($75.6 million)
--- Essential Oils Etc; Perfumery, Cosmetic Etc Preps ($48.7 million)

- Total trade: $867.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $433.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($222.7 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($56.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($22.2 million)
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#24. Brazil

- Imports: $441.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($90.6 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($81.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($32.1 million)

- Total trade: $883.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $441.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($98.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($63.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($34.7 million)
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#23. Sweden

- Imports: $479.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($178.4 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($88.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($43.9 million)

- Total trade: $959.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $479.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($199.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($13.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($11.5 million)
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#22. Indonesia

- Imports: $488.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($109.9 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($70.2 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($69.0 million)

- Total trade: $977.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $488.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($53.3 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($44.4 million)
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($36.8 million)
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#21. Dominican Republic

- Imports: $490.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($239.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($79.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($40.7 million)

- Total trade: $981.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $490.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($81.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($53.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($19.9 million)

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#20. Honduras

- Imports: $518.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($399.9 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($74.8 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($20.0 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $518.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($249.4 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($169.6 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($37.4 million)
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#19. Switzerland

- Imports: $627.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($136.6 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($115.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($112.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.3 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $627.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($18.4 million)
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($10.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($6.9 million)
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#18. Malaysia

- Imports: $692.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($287.4 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($147.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($71.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $692.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($40.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($25.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($17.9 million)
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#17. Austria

- Imports: $724.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($235.6 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($108.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($104.8 million)

- Total trade: $1.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $724.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($250.6 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($57.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($12.7 million)
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#16. Thailand

- Imports: $869.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($225.5 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($180.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($114.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $869.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($16.8 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($12.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($11.2 million)

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#15. Korea, South

- Imports: $1.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($254.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($213.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($150.8 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($72.8 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($69.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($62.7 million)
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#14. Taiwan

- Imports: $1.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($362.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($177.6 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($73.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($49.0 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($41.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($27.0 million)
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#13. United Kingdom

- Imports: $1.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($333.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($262.1 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($169.7 million)

- Total trade: $2.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.3 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($136.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($89.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($77.4 million)
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#12. Singapore

- Imports: $1.3 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($890.4 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($150.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($133.7 million)

- Total trade: $2.6 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.3 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($300.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($62.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($56.1 million)
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#11. France

- Imports: $1.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($604.6 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($104.2 million)
--- Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles ($82.6 million)

- Total trade: $2.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($623.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($191.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($64.3 million)

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#10. Italy

- Imports: $1.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($555.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($137.7 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($108.7 million)

- Total trade: $3.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($132.8 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($94.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($63.3 million)
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#9. Netherlands

- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($869.7 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($325.2 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($96.5 million)

- Total trade: $3.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($556.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($113.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($77.2 million)
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#8. India

- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($604.1 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($194.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($109.9 million)

- Total trade: $3.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($46.5 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($42.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($31.9 million)
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#7. Vietnam

- Imports: $2.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($565.4 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($499.7 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($316.4 million)

- Total trade: $4.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($64.8 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($28.6 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($25.6 million)
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#6. Japan

- Imports: $2.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($401.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($278.4 million)

- Total trade: $4.8 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($107.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($99.5 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($83.6 million)

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#5. Canada

- Imports: $3.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($419.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($400.1 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($327.5 million)

- Total trade: $6.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $3.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.9 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($744.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($485.6 million)
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#4. Ireland

- Imports: $5.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($3.5 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.2 billion)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($157.2 million)

- Total trade: $10.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $5.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($356.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($38.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($15.1 million)
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#3. Mexico

- Imports: $7.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.8 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.9 billion)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($471.2 million)

- Total trade: $14.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $7.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($672.1 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($595.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($384.8 million)
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#2. China

- Imports: $8.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.8 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.3 billion)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($491.8 million)

- Total trade: $17.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $8.9 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($707.0 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($437.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($369.9 million)
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#1. Germany

- Imports: $9.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($6.2 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.2 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($312.2 million)

- Total trade: $18.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $9.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($162.5 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($134.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($83.2 million)

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