Countries Tennessee exports the most goods to

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September 14, 2022
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Countries Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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. Guatemala

- Exports: $162.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($57.5 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($23.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($23.4 million)

- Total trade: $230.7 million ($94.6 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $68.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($40.5 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($10.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($5.2 million)
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#29. Turkey

- Exports: $180.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($102.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($28.5 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($8.9 million)

- Total trade: $461.9 million ($100.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $281.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Iron And Steel ($37.9 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($35.5 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($28.2 million)
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#28. South Africa

- Exports: $192.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($72.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($24.5 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($19.9 million)

- Total trade: $320.8 million ($64.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $128.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($119.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($4.3 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($805,745)
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#27. Saudi Arabia

- Exports: $200.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($50.9 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($39.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($35.0 million)

- Total trade: $235.7 million ($165.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $34.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Organic Chemicals ($23.8 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($4.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 million)
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#26. Russia

- Exports: $219.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($87.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($47.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($14.9 million)

- Total trade: $242.3 million ($195.6 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $23.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($8.3 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($5.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.3 million)

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#25. Argentina

- Exports: $243.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($90.5 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($62.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($14.5 million)

- Total trade: $258.2 million ($227.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $15.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($7.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($838,598)
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#24. Taiwan

- Exports: $247.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($46.5 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($37.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($31.3 million)

- Total trade: $3.9 billion ($3.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.6 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($513.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($158.1 million)
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#23. Pakistan

- Exports: $278.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($166.8 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($93.1 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($7.4 million)

- Total trade: $431.9 million ($124.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $153.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($57.9 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($48.9 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($30.7 million)
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#22. India

- Exports: $287.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($56.9 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($38.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($26.7 million)

- Total trade: $2.7 billion ($2.1 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.4 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($153.6 million)
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($90.9 million)
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#21. Chile

- Exports: $291.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($115.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($42.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($35.6 million)

- Total trade: $317.4 million ($264.6 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $26.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($11.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.0 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($2.7 million)

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#20. United Arab Emirates

- Exports: $294.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($67.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($51.6 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($47.6 million)

- Total trade: $309.3 million ($280.4 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $14.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($6.1 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($2.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.9 million)
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#19. Colombia

- Exports: $296.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($72.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($67.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($34.2 million)

- Total trade: $320.5 million ($272.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $23.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($6.8 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($5.7 million)
--- Prep Cereal, Flour, Starch Or Milk; Bakers Wares ($2.2 million)
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#18. Vietnam

- Exports: $304.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($104.7 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($77.4 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($27.1 million)

- Total trade: $5.3 billion ($4.7 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $5.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.4 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.4 billion)
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($871.2 million)
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#17. Indonesia

- Exports: $339.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($147.5 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($66.3 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($36.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.3 billion ($618.6 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $957.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($461.6 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($95.2 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($79.0 million)
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#16. France

- Exports: $385.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($89.8 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($67.5 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($45.8 million)

- Total trade: $1.1 billion ($306.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $692.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($204.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($103.9 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($64.6 million)

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#15. Philippines

- Exports: $421.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($254.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($80.5 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($15.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.6 billion ($714.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($661.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($212.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($149.3 million)
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#14. Italy

- Exports: $498.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($262.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($76.6 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($36.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.4 billion ($1.4 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.2 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($208.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($120.7 million)
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#13. Australia

- Exports: $632.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($198.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($159.0 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($58.0 million)

- Total trade: $808.4 million ($455.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $176.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Ores, Slag And Ash ($45.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($23.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.1 million)
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#12. United Kingdom

- Exports: $647.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($152.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($124.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($70.6 million)

- Total trade: $3.6 billion ($2.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $2.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.8 billion)
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($289.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($204.0 million)
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#11. Brazil

- Exports: $683.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($125.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($120.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($111.1 million)

- Total trade: $985.5 million ($381.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $301.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($77.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($32.3 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($30.3 million)

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#10. South Korea

- Exports: $801.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($234.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($105.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($88.3 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($422.5 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($283.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($277.2 million)
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($158.1 million)
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#9. Singapore

- Exports: $1.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($605.3 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($176.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($100.9 million)

- Total trade: $2.2 billion ($147.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($496.2 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($159.2 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($140.1 million)
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#8. Germany

- Exports: $1.3 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($302.8 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($272.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($148.4 million)

- Total trade: $5.5 billion ($2.8 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $4.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.8 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($918.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($510.4 million)
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#7. Hong Kong

- Exports: $1.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.3 billion)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($141.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($31.7 million)

- Total trade: $1.6 billion ($1.5 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $42.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($13.6 million)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($12.5 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($6.1 million)
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#6. Netherlands

- Exports: $1.7 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($868.0 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($139.3 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($95.9 million)

- Total trade: $2.3 billion ($994.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $673.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($408.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($64.9 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($28.8 million)

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#5. Belgium

- Exports: $1.8 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($639.1 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($636.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($122.8 million)

- Total trade: $2.3 billion ($1.3 billion trade surplus)
- Imports: $540.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($366.8 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($31.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($28.1 million)
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#4. Japan

- Exports: $2.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($873.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($286.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($175.9 million)

- Total trade: $11.5 billion ($7.5 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $9.5 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($4.7 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.0 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.7 billion)
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#3. China

- Exports: $2.9 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.1 billion)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($482.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($221.7 million)

- Total trade: $25.6 billion ($19.7 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $22.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.0 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($6.2 billion)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($794.3 million)
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#2. Mexico

- Exports: $4.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($853.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($497.6 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($486.5 million)

- Total trade: $15.4 billion ($7.3 billion trade deficit)
- Imports: $11.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($5.8 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.3 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.3 billion)
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#1. Canada

- Exports: $7.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.8 billion)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.6 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($880.7 million)

- Total trade: $14.3 billion ($526.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $6.9 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($2.2 billion)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($488.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($466.3 million)

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