Biggest exports from Tennessee

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Tennessee

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 Tennessee using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commodities are ranked by the highest value of exports in 2020 from Tennessee.

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 Tennessee were in 2020.

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#30. Manmade filaments, including yarns & woven fabrics

- Exports: $99.2 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($16.9 million), Brazil ($13.4 million), Korea, South ($11.0 million)
- Imports: $33.5 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: India ($7.9 million), Indonesia ($6.9 million), Canada ($4.9 million)
- Trade balance: $65.6 million trade surplus
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#29. Ceramic products

- Exports: $109.9 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Korea, South ($27.7 million), China ($19.4 million), Mexico ($18.4 million)
- Imports: $119.3 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Japan ($32.8 million), China ($32.1 million), Italy ($26.5 million)
- Trade balance: $9.4 million trade deficit
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#28. Soap etc; waxes, polish etc; candles; dental preps

- Exports: $119.6 million (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($29.5 million), Mexico ($11.2 million), China ($9.9 million)
- Imports: $78.2 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($15.1 million), Vietnam ($12.6 million), Canada ($12.5 million)
- Trade balance: $41.3 million trade surplus
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#27. Iron and steel

- Exports: $135.1 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($56.0 million), Canada ($42.1 million), Malaysia ($7.4 million)
- Imports: $177.3 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($85.4 million), Japan ($46.8 million), Spain ($7.3 million)
- Trade balance: $42.1 million trade deficit
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#26. Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

- Exports: $139.0 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($31.9 million), Vietnam ($18.2 million), Canada ($18.0 million)
- Imports: $369.2 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($255.7 million), China ($51.8 million), Chile ($11.8 million)
- Trade balance: $230.2 million trade deficit
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#25. Glass and glassware

- Exports: $142.4 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($55.7 million), Japan ($32.0 million), Mexico ($22.2 million)
- Imports: $205.6 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($110.7 million), China ($46.7 million), Canada ($8.7 million)
- Trade balance: $63.2 million trade deficit
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#24. Wadding, felt etc; sp yarn; twine, ropes etc.

- Exports: $142.7 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($31.4 million), Canada ($23.5 million), Thailand ($18.7 million)
- Imports: $62.2 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($22.3 million), India ($6.0 million), Korea, South ($5.6 million)
- Trade balance: $80.5 million trade surplus
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#23. Wood pulp etc; recovd (waste & scrap) ppr & pprbd

- Exports: $153.8 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($29.0 million), Germany ($20.5 million), Japan ($15.9 million)
- Imports: $93.2 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($65.3 million), Brazil ($27.8 million), Norway ($115,574)
- Trade balance: $60.5 million trade surplus
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#22. Printed books, newspapers etc; manuscripts etc

- Exports: $154.0 million (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($56.9 million), United Kingdom ($46.6 million), Australia ($6.5 million)
- Imports: $159.7 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($66.6 million), Canada ($18.7 million), Malaysia ($18.5 million)
- Trade balance: $5.7 million trade deficit
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#21. Furniture; bedding etc; lamps nesoi etc; prefab bd

- Exports: $158.8 million (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($85.7 million), Mexico ($42.8 million), Korea, South ($5.1 million)
- Imports: $1.1 billion (1.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($407.9 million), Mexico ($267.2 million), Vietnam ($137.6 million)
- Trade balance: $953.8 million trade deficit
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#20. Tanning & dye ext etc; dye, paint, putty etc; inks

- Exports: $215.4 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Belgium ($50.8 million), China ($20.9 million), Canada ($20.1 million)
- Imports: $142.0 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($50.9 million), Mexico ($27.2 million), United Kingdom ($15.9 million)
- Trade balance: $73.4 million trade surplus
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#19. Prep cereal, flour, starch or milk; bakers wares

- Exports: $236.2 million (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($146.0 million), Mexico ($16.8 million), Saudi Arabia ($6.8 million)
- Imports: $69.0 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($56.0 million), Turkey ($4.8 million), Colombia ($2.1 million)
- Trade balance: $167.2 million trade surplus
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#18. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $276.2 million (1.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($122.8 million), Canada ($96.0 million), Malaysia ($7.7 million)
- Imports: $338.1 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($236.7 million), China ($34.5 million), Mexico ($13.4 million)
- Trade balance: $61.9 million trade deficit
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#17. Rubber and articles thereof

- Exports: $389.2 million (1.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($191.8 million), Canada ($116.8 million), China ($13.5 million)
- Imports: $1.2 billion (1.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Thailand ($224.3 million), Mexico ($130.1 million), Canada ($123.4 million)
- Trade balance: $821.8 million trade deficit
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#16. Articles of iron or steel

- Exports: $407.2 million (1.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($191.9 million), Mexico ($83.2 million), Philippines ($26.4 million)
- Imports: $709.2 million (0.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($218.7 million), Mexico ($133.0 million), Japan ($79.9 million)
- Trade balance: $302.1 million trade deficit
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#15. Manmade staple fibers, incl yarns & woven fabrics

- Exports: $413.3 million (1.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Netherlands ($143.9 million), Mexico ($48.6 million), United Arab Emirates ($31.2 million)
- Imports: $13.1 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($3.5 million), Italy ($1.8 million), Honduras ($1.4 million)
- Trade balance: $400.2 million trade surplus
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#14. Beverages, spirits and vinegar

- Exports: $496.8 million (1.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: France ($62.9 million), Germany ($53.0 million), Latvia ($36.7 million)
- Imports: $82.2 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($36.9 million), France ($13.4 million), Italy ($7.4 million)
- Trade balance: $414.6 million trade surplus
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#13. Inorg chem; prec & rare-earth met & radioact compd

- Exports: $559.9 million (2.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Germany ($186.6 million), Canada ($78.0 million), China ($50.3 million)
- Imports: $242.3 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($52.6 million), Canada ($46.2 million), Mexico ($24.7 million)
- Trade balance: $317.6 million trade surplus
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#12. Organic chemicals

- Exports: $568.0 million (2.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($81.9 million), Korea, South ($63.0 million), Netherlands ($61.2 million)
- Imports: $345.3 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($113.4 million), Canada ($39.8 million), India ($37.8 million)
- Trade balance: $222.6 million trade surplus
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#11. Nat etc pearls, prec etc stones, pr met etc; coin

- Exports: $594.3 million (2.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Italy ($352.3 million), Germany ($167.8 million), Belgium ($36.4 million)
- Imports: $566.0 million (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($362.9 million), Thailand ($40.3 million), China ($33.2 million)
- Trade balance: $28.3 million trade surplus
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#10. Miscellaneous chemical products

- Exports: $655.3 million (2.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($151.6 million), Canada ($65.8 million), Japan ($51.6 million)
- Imports: $397.5 million (0.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($141.2 million), United Kingdom ($128.0 million), China ($35.0 million)
- Trade balance: $257.8 million trade surplus
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#9. Paper & paperboard & articles (inc papr pulp artl)

- Exports: $716.1 million (2.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($364.9 million), Canada ($92.2 million), Guatemala ($72.9 million)
- Imports: $274.1 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($102.6 million), China ($56.9 million), United Kingdom ($21.4 million)
- Trade balance: $442.1 million trade surplus
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#8. Cotton, including yarn and woven fabric thereof

- Exports: $798.2 million (2.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($268.4 million), Vietnam ($109.6 million), Turkey ($97.0 million)
- Imports: $12.2 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Germany ($1.9 million), Italy ($1.8 million), India ($1.7 million)
- Trade balance: $786.0 million trade surplus
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#7. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $878.4 million (3.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Brazil ($110.2 million), Singapore ($108.3 million), Canada ($107.1 million)
- Imports: $69.3 million (0.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Brazil ($29.5 million), Canada ($15.3 million), France ($7.0 million)
- Trade balance: $809.1 million trade surplus
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#6. Pharmaceutical products

- Exports: $1.2 billion (4.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Singapore ($161.8 million), Japan ($121.8 million), Canada ($115.4 million)
- Imports: $16.9 billion (20.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($6.8 billion), United Kingdom ($2.1 billion), Canada ($1.9 billion)
- Trade balance: $15.7 billion trade deficit
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#5. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $1.8 billion (6.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($328.8 million), Mexico ($236.4 million), Canada ($219.8 million)
- Imports: $1.4 billion (1.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($505.4 million), Canada ($289.0 million), Mexico ($121.0 million)
- Trade balance: $393.2 million trade surplus
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#4. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $2.5 billion (9.0% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($1.5 billion), Mexico ($294.7 million), China ($105.4 million)
- Imports: $11.5 billion (13.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($5.6 billion), Japan ($4.3 billion), China ($499.2 million)
- Trade balance: $8.9 billion trade deficit
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#3. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $3.0 billion (10.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($651.8 million), Hong Kong ($499.6 million), Mexico ($454.1 million)
- Imports: $13.8 billion (16.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($6.5 billion), Japan ($1.8 billion), Mexico ($1.4 billion)
- Trade balance: $10.8 billion trade deficit
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#2. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $4.0 billion (14.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($1.2 billion), Mexico ($662.5 million), China ($265.8 million)
- Imports: $19.2 billion (22.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($8.4 billion), Taiwan ($2.2 billion), Mexico ($1.8 billion)
- Trade balance: $15.2 billion trade deficit
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#1. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $5.5 billion (19.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Japan ($823.0 million), China ($776.4 million), Netherlands ($679.2 million)
- Imports: $4.2 billion (5.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($661.3 million), Switzerland ($659.0 million), Germany ($554.4 million)
- Trade balance: $1.3 billion trade surplus

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