Countries Rhode Island exports the most goods to

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Countries Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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. Spain

- Exports: $11.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($3.5 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($1.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.1 million)

- Total trade: $26.2 million ($4.2 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $15.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($5.4 million)
--- Ships, Boats And Floating Structures ($2.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.4 million)
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#29. Australia

- Exports: $15.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($5.1 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($2.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.0 million)

- Total trade: $19.0 million ($11.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $3.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($1.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($746,160)
--- Ships, Boats And Floating Structures ($478,688)
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#28. Israel

- Exports: $15.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($8.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($935,484)

- Total trade: $29.4 million ($2.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $13.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($6.4 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($3.2 million)
--- Tanning & Dye Ext Etc; Dye, Paint, Putty Etc; Inks ($1.9 million)
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#27. India

- Exports: $16.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($2.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($2.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.1 million)

- Total trade: $100.7 million ($68.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $84.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($29.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($13.5 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($11.1 million)
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#26. Guatemala

- Exports: $16.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics ($12.6 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($1.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($912,722)

- Total trade: $18.2 million ($14.4 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($1.1 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($345,539)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($216,493)

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#25. Greece

- Exports: $16.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($16.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($333,517)
--- Ships, Boats And Floating Structures ($112,500)

- Total trade: $17.2 million ($16.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $454,963
- Largest imports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($276,574)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($64,950)
--- Miscellaneous Articles Of Base Metal ($18,245)
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#24. Brazil

- Exports: $17.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($12.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 million)

- Total trade: $28.9 million ($6.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $11.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.7 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($2.3 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($2.2 million)
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#23. Benin

- Exports: $18.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($18.0 million)

- Total trade: $18.0 million ($18.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $0
- Largest imports: unavailable
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#22. Thailand

- Exports: $21.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($9.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($3.3 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($1.3 million)

- Total trade: $40.1 million ($2.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $19.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($8.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($2.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.4 million)
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#21. Switzerland

- Exports: $22.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($14.6 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($3.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 million)

- Total trade: $72.1 million ($27.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $49.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($18.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($14.7 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($6.7 million)

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#20. Netherlands

- Exports: $24.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.1 million)
--- Soap Etc; Waxes, Polish Etc; Candles; Dental Preps ($2.1 million)

- Total trade: $581.1 million ($531.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $556.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($524.4 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($7.7 million)
--- Ships, Boats And Floating Structures ($4.6 million)
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#19. Belgium

- Exports: $29.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods ($13.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($4.9 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($2.3 million)

- Total trade: $196.2 million ($137.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $166.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($103.1 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($49.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($3.1 million)
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#18. Hong Kong

- Exports: $29.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($11.7 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($4.2 million)
--- Tanning & Dye Ext Etc; Dye, Paint, Putty Etc; Inks ($3.5 million)

- Total trade: $32.9 million ($26.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $3.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($1.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.2 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($376,972)
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#17. Malaysia

- Exports: $38.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($19.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($4.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.2 million)

- Total trade: $54.5 million ($22.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $16.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($6.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.9 million)
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#16. Taiwan

- Exports: $39.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($16.7 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($4.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($3.3 million)

- Total trade: $96.0 million ($16.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $56.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($15.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($8.3 million)
--- Ships, Boats And Floating Structures ($4.6 million)

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#15. Costa Rica

- Exports: $43.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($28.5 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($5.6 million)
--- Wool & Animal Hair, Including Yarn & Woven Fabric ($2.7 million)

- Total trade: $738.1 million ($650.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $694.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($667.5 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($14.6 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($12.0 million)
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#14. Nigeria

- Exports: $52.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($45.0 million)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($6.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($818,383)

- Total trade: $52.7 million ($52.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1,000
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($1,000)
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#13. South Korea

- Exports: $53.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($12.6 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($10.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($4.8 million)

- Total trade: $97.3 million ($9.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $44.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($15.5 million)
--- Essential Oils Etc; Perfumery, Cosmetic Etc Preps ($4.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.2 million)
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#12. France

- Exports: $64.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($47.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($5.3 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($3.2 million)

- Total trade: $284.4 million ($154.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $219.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($147.3 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($15.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.5 million)
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#11. United Kingdom

- Exports: $76.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.5 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($8.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($8.2 million)

- Total trade: $360.7 million ($207.8 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $284.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($146.1 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($77.5 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($14.1 million)

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#10. Singapore

- Exports: $85.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($51.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.9 million)
--- Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods ($5.2 million)

- Total trade: $95.3 million ($75.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $9.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($5.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.3 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($1.1 million)
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#9. Japan

- Exports: $121.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($77.6 million)
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($15.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($5.9 million)

- Total trade: $762.9 million ($520.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $641.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($562.1 million)
--- Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods ($28.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($27.7 million)
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#8. Ireland

- Exports: $131.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($116.1 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($5.8 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($3.5 million)

- Total trade: $210.2 million ($52.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $78.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($74.8 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($1.0 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($774,121)
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#7. Turkey

- Exports: $132.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($128.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($2.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.1 million)

- Total trade: $158.8 million ($105.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $26.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($9.2 million)
--- Salt; Sulfur; Earth & Stone; Lime & Cement Plaster ($7.8 million)
--- Carpets And Other Textile Floor Coverings ($4.9 million)
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#6. China

- Exports: $148.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($40.9 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($28.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($16.0 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($722.3 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $870.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($155.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($135.3 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($88.5 million)

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#5. Germany

- Exports: $158.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($81.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($22.9 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($14.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($1.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.2 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($70.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($25.9 million)
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#4. Mexico

- Exports: $164.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($33.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($27.7 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($20.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.6 billion ($1.2 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.2 billion)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($34.3 million)
--- Tin And Articles Thereof ($26.4 million)
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#3. Dominican Republic

- Exports: $318.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($307.4 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($4.3 million)
--- Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics ($1.3 million)

- Total trade: $336.4 million ($301.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $17.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($9.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($7.6 million)
--- Leather Art; Saddlery Etc; Handbags Etc; Gut Art ($226,952)
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#2. Canada

- Exports: $459.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($172.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($55.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($42.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($771.6 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($763.2 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($111.6 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($42.7 million)
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#1. Italy

- Exports: $464.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($390.6 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($45.1 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($13.3 million)

- Total trade: $607.6 million ($320.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $143.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($25.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($25.5 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($18.0 million)

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