Countries Rhode Island imports the most goods from

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

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#30. Colombia

- Imports: $17.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($12.7 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($2.0 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($658,054)

- Total trade: $34.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $17.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.9 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.1 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($882,611)
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#29. Chile

- Imports: $17.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($11.4 million)
--- Salt; Sulfur; Earth & Stone; Lime & Cement Plaster ($4.3 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($809,260)

- Total trade: $34.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $17.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.4 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($610,084)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($322,479)
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#28. Turkey

- Imports: $18.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Salt; Sulfur; Earth & Stone; Lime & Cement Plaster ($6.2 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($2.5 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($2.4 million)

- Total trade: $36.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $18.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($84.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.2 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.1 million)
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#27. Dominican Republic

- Imports: $19.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($11.0 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($7.5 million)
--- Leather Art; Saddlery Etc; Handbags Etc; Gut Art ($485,861)

- Total trade: $38.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $19.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($176.2 million)
--- Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics ($1.2 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($961,306)
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#26. Portugal

- Imports: $20.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($12.6 million)
--- Animal Or Vegetable Fats, Oils Etc. & Waxes ($3.2 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($1.3 million)

- Total trade: $41.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $20.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($289,122)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($117,567)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($86,000)

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#25. Malaysia

- Imports: $22.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($13.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.6 million)

- Total trade: $44.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $22.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($14.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.2 million)
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#24. Spain

- Imports: $26.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($15.9 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($5.2 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($882,051)

- Total trade: $52.9 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $26.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($2.6 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($1.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($871,986)
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#23. Russia

- Imports: $29.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($11.8 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($10.4 million)
--- Edible Preparations Of Meat, Fish, Crustaceans Etc ($6.9 million)

- Total trade: $59.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $29.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($158,025)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($128,507)
--- Spec Wov Fabrics; Tufted Fab; Lace; Tapestries Etc ($109,400)
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#22. Thailand

- Imports: $34.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($27.1 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($2.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.6 million)

- Total trade: $69.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $34.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($7.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.9 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($2.6 million)
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#21. Korea, South

- Imports: $34.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($12.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.6 million)

- Total trade: $69.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $34.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($22.6 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($13.6 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($6.0 million)

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#20. Saudi Arabia

- Imports: $35.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($19.0 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($16.8 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($65,637)

- Total trade: $71.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $35.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($13.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($2.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($397,636)
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#19. Taiwan

- Imports: $38.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($6.2 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($3.7 million)

- Total trade: $76.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $38.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($10.9 million)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($5.3 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($4.4 million)
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#18. Vietnam

- Imports: $40.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($12.8 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($9.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($3.0 million)

- Total trade: $80.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $40.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.2 million)
--- Impregnated Etc Text Fabrics; Tex Art For Industry ($1.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($583,837)
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#17. Switzerland

- Imports: $56.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($30.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($8.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.5 million)

- Total trade: $112.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $56.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($34.5 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($2.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.7 million)
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#16. India

- Imports: $61.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($17.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($14.5 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($7.7 million)

- Total trade: $123.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $61.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($3.4 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($2.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.1 million)

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#15. Belgium

- Imports: $73.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($44.9 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($22.1 million)
--- Tanning & Dye Ext Etc; Dye, Paint, Putty Etc; Inks ($2.3 million)

- Total trade: $147.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $73.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods ($12.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($4.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($1.7 million)
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#14. Austria

- Imports: $76.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($34.5 million)
--- Glass And Glassware ($26.2 million)
--- Nickel And Articles Thereof ($3.8 million)

- Total trade: $152.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $76.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($739,703)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($306,992)
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#13. Italy

- Imports: $92.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($23.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($19.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($7.9 million)

- Total trade: $184.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $92.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($196.4 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($41.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.5 million)
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#12. Ireland

- Imports: $106.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($102.3 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($1.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($669,751)

- Total trade: $213.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $106.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($94.6 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($5.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($4.1 million)
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#11. France

- Imports: $125.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($63.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($18.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($6.2 million)

- Total trade: $251.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $125.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($31.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($2.9 million)

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#10. Netherlands

- Imports: $218.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($204.9 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($2.5 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($1.7 million)

- Total trade: $437.7 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $218.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($9.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($5.6 million)
--- Soap Etc; Waxes, Polish Etc; Candles; Dental Preps ($2.2 million)
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#9. Hungary

- Imports: $220.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($218.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.8 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($380,893)

- Total trade: $441.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $220.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($719,049)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($21,694)
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#8. United Kingdom

- Imports: $244.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($139.9 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($34.9 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($18.6 million)

- Total trade: $488.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $244.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($12.4 million)
--- Nickel And Articles Thereof ($11.0 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($9.4 million)
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#7. Costa Rica

- Imports: $587.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($568.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($10.1 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($8.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $587.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($18.3 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($4.2 million)
--- Wool & Animal Hair, Including Yarn & Woven Fabric ($1.9 million)
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#6. Slovakia

- Imports: $749.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($748.5 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($232,567)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($200,080)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $749.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($611,309)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($165,825)
--- Spec Wov Fabrics; Tufted Fab; Lace; Tapestries Etc ($44,179)

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#5. Japan

- Imports: $765.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($698.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.2 million)
--- Photographic Or Cinematographic Goods ($20.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $765.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($71.4 million)
--- Copper And Articles Thereof ($12.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($6.5 million)
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#4. China

- Imports: $818.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($123.4 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($116.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($95.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.6 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $818.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($24.4 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($24.0 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($18.1 million)
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#3. Canada

- Imports: $1.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($599.1 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($75.6 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($38.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($182.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($44.6 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($38.9 million)
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#2. Mexico

- Imports: $1.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.3 billion)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($46.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($41.6 million)

- Total trade: $3.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.5 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($33.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($24.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($19.5 million)
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#1. Germany

- Imports: $1.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.3 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($97.3 million)
--- Nickel And Articles Thereof ($29.7 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 ($94.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($16.5 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($9.9 million)

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