Biggest exports from South Dakota

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from South Dakota

Significant drops in transport and travel due to coronavirus drove American exports in 2020 down 15.7% to their lowest levels since 2010, according to Commerce Department data released Feb. 5, 2021. 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.

The trade gap grew from $576.9 billion in 2019 to $678.7 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, China reestablished its standing as the top U.S. trade partner after being third in 2019 behind Mexico and Canada.

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest exports from South Dakota using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commodities are ranked by the highest value of exports in 2020 from South Dakota.

The U.S. in 2020 shipped $1.4 trillion in goods internationally, a -13% decline from 2019 but 12% higher since 2010. Keep reading to find out what some of the biggest exports from South Dakota were in 2020.

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#10. Salt; sulfur; earth & stone; lime & cement plaster

- Exports: $33.2 million (2.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($9.6 million), China ($7.8 million), Mexico ($4.5 million)
- Imports: $521,884 (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($521,884)
- Trade balance: $32.7 million trade surplus
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#9. Edible preparations of meat, fish, crustaceans etc

- Exports: $54.5 million (3.9% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($52.6 million), Mexico ($974,117), Korea, South ($554,851)
- Imports: $173.9 million (13.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Brazil ($173.9 million)
- Trade balance: $119.4 million trade deficit
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#8. Beverages, spirits and vinegar

- Exports: $63.1 million (4.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($63.0 million), Taiwan ($172,322), Sint Maarten ($2,880)
- Imports: $2.0 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($682,083), Sweden ($434,777), Italy ($432,851)
- Trade balance: $61.2 million trade surplus
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#7. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $64.9 million (4.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($30.1 million), Germany ($13.1 million), China ($7.0 million)
- Imports: $41.5 million (3.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($24.0 million), China ($8.7 million), France ($1.9 million)
- Trade balance: $23.4 million trade surplus
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#6. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $70.3 million (5.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($21.2 million), Ireland ($6.0 million), Australia ($5.0 million)
- Imports: $125.2 million (9.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($38.4 million), Canada ($21.1 million), Spain ($21.0 million)
- Trade balance: $54.9 million trade deficit
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#5. Oil seeds etc.; misc grain, seed, fruit, plant etc

- Exports: $79.1 million (5.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($63.3 million), Canada ($6.3 million), Korea, South ($4.6 million)
- Imports: $8.2 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($4.4 million), Bulgaria ($3.4 million), Ukraine ($190,142)
- Trade balance: $70.8 million trade surplus
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#4. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $108.2 million (7.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($80.3 million), Kuwait ($3.8 million), Cayman Islands ($3.0 million)
- Imports: $73.2 million (5.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($32.8 million), Mexico ($24.2 million), China ($8.3 million)
- Trade balance: $35.0 million trade surplus
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#3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $196.5 million (14.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($92.2 million), Belgium ($30.6 million), Mexico ($15.6 million)
- Imports: $282.2 million (22.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($70.3 million), Canada ($66.1 million), Mexico ($33.8 million)
- Trade balance: $85.6 million trade deficit
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#2. Food industry residues & waste; prep animal feed

- Exports: $223.7 million (16.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($116.0 million), Mexico ($106.5 million), Korea, South ($1.1 million)
- Imports: $4.0 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($3.9 million), Chile ($66,380), Korea, South ($58,600)
- Trade balance: $219.7 million trade surplus
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#1. Meat and edible meat offal

- Exports: $253.5 million (18.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($92.8 million), China ($57.4 million), Canada ($40.5 million)
- Imports: $18.3 million (1.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Poland ($9.8 million), Canada ($8.5 million)
- Trade balance: $235.2 million trade surplus

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