Biggest exports from Texas

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August 16, 2021
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Biggest exports from Texas

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

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 Texas were in 2020.

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#30. Miscellaneous articles of base metal

- Exports: $590.0 million (0.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($410.0 million), Canada ($46.9 million), China ($21.3 million)
- Imports: $887.3 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($419.1 million), China ($252.3 million), Canada ($46.3 million)
- Trade balance: $297.3 million trade deficit
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#29. Tools, cutlery etc. of base metal & parts thereof

- Exports: $597.7 million (0.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($156.7 million), Canada ($68.5 million), Saudi Arabia ($55.7 million)
- Imports: $771.6 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($192.6 million), China ($171.3 million), Israel ($122.8 million)
- Trade balance: $173.8 million trade deficit
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#28. Essential oils etc; perfumery, cosmetic etc preps

- Exports: $645.1 million (0.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($111.6 million), China ($87.7 million), Canada ($58.9 million)
- Imports: $1.6 billion (0.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($491.9 million), Mexico ($354.3 million), France ($208.9 million)
- Trade balance: $912.4 million trade deficit
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#27. Edible fruit & nuts; citrus fruit or melon peel

- Exports: $825.2 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($400.6 million), Mexico ($293.4 million), Netherlands ($24.2 million)
- Imports: $3.1 billion (1.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($2.6 billion), Guatemala ($241.1 million), Costa Rica ($76.3 million)
- Trade balance: $2.3 billion trade deficit
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#26. Oil seeds etc.; misc grain, seed, fruit, plant etc

- Exports: $843.8 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Egypt ($174.3 million), China ($156.6 million), Portugal ($90.5 million)
- Imports: $65.2 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($17.0 million), Mexico ($15.1 million), Argentina ($8.3 million)
- Trade balance: $778.6 million trade surplus
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#25. Soap etc; waxes, polish etc; candles; dental preps

- Exports: $902.3 million (0.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($169.8 million), China ($135.5 million), Canada ($103.7 million)
- Imports: $767.0 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($427.7 million), Canada ($144.4 million), China ($34.9 million)
- Trade balance: $135.2 million trade surplus
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#24. Aluminum and articles thereof

- Exports: $1.0 billion (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($726.1 million), Canada ($57.3 million), Malaysia ($37.3 million)
- Imports: $1.6 billion (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($316.6 million), South Africa ($227.5 million), Canada ($202.3 million)
- Trade balance: $599.3 million trade deficit
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#23. Furniture; bedding etc; lamps nesoi etc; prefab bd

- Exports: $1.0 billion (0.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($583.2 million), Canada ($203.6 million), Japan ($36.6 million)
- Imports: $6.3 billion (2.5% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($2.6 billion), China ($1.4 billion), Vietnam ($756.2 million)
- Trade balance: $5.3 billion trade deficit
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#22. Inorg chem; prec & rare-earth met & radioact compd

- Exports: $1.3 billion (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($292.9 million), Brazil ($220.1 million), Canada ($112.6 million)
- Imports: $686.4 million (0.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($117.6 million), Trinidad and Tobago ($105.4 million), China ($79.6 million)
- Trade balance: $591.4 million trade surplus
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#21. Special classification provisions, nesoi

- Exports: $1.3 billion (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: United Kingdom ($203.6 million), Germany ($192.7 million), Singapore ($136.4 million)
- Imports: $6.7 billion (2.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($1.3 billion), Canada ($1.0 billion), China ($606.3 million)
- Trade balance: $5.3 billion trade deficit
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#20. Paper & paperboard & articles (inc papr pulp artl)

- Exports: $1.4 billion (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($1.1 billion), Canada ($81.7 million), Taiwan ($33.9 million)
- Imports: $965.9 million (0.4% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($425.5 million), Canada ($176.0 million), China ($117.1 million)
- Trade balance: $403.5 million trade surplus
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#19. Pharmaceutical products

- Exports: $1.5 billion (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Germany ($646.1 million), Mexico ($147.8 million), China ($117.7 million)
- Imports: $3.2 billion (1.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Ireland ($2.1 billion), Canada ($231.9 million), Mexico ($223.8 million)
- Trade balance: $1.7 billion trade deficit
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#18. Iron and steel

- Exports: $1.5 billion (0.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($898.9 million), China ($170.3 million), Canada ($103.2 million)
- Imports: $1.8 billion (0.7% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($717.4 million), Brazil ($205.3 million), Korea, South ($195.0 million)
- Trade balance: $260.0 million trade deficit
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#17. Copper and articles thereof

- Exports: $1.6 billion (0.6% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($1.3 billion), China ($96.8 million), Korea, South ($53.2 million)
- Imports: $526.4 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($163.6 million), Chile ($89.8 million), Peru ($60.7 million)
- Trade balance: $1.1 billion trade surplus
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#16. Beverages, spirits and vinegar

- Exports: $1.8 billion (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Panama ($348.9 million), India ($292.8 million), Brazil ($245.9 million)
- Imports: $2.3 billion (0.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($774.1 million), France ($275.5 million), Brazil ($200.5 million)
- Trade balance: $504.2 million trade deficit
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#15. Cereals

- Exports: $1.8 billion (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($853.4 million), Nigeria ($251.7 million), Mexico ($228.1 million)
- Imports: $108.9 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Thailand ($38.4 million), India ($33.7 million), Mexico ($8.9 million)
- Trade balance: $1.7 billion trade surplus
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#14. Rubber and articles thereof

- Exports: $1.9 billion (0.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($990.3 million), Canada ($182.0 million), China ($95.0 million)
- Imports: $2.5 billion (1.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($454.7 million), Thailand ($438.7 million), Canada ($245.6 million)
- Trade balance: $512.4 million trade deficit
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#13. Cotton, including yarn and woven fabric thereof

- Exports: $2.2 billion (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: China ($704.6 million), Vietnam ($522.9 million), Pakistan ($279.6 million)
- Imports: $47.0 million (0.0% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Korea, South ($20.1 million), Japan ($13.4 million), Pakistan ($3.3 million)
- Trade balance: $2.2 billion trade surplus
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#12. Meat and edible meat offal

- Exports: $2.3 billion (0.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($1.1 billion), Korea, South ($368.0 million), Japan ($204.2 million)
- Imports: $593.2 million (0.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($242.7 million), Canada ($223.1 million), Australia ($48.3 million)
- Trade balance: $1.7 billion trade surplus
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#11. Nat etc pearls, prec etc stones, pr met etc; coin

- Exports: $3.2 billion (1.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($2.0 billion), Belgium ($166.8 million), Japan ($125.7 million)
- Imports: $2.8 billion (1.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($413.6 million), Canada ($383.2 million), Colombia ($359.2 million)
- Trade balance: $362.5 million trade surplus
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#10. Articles of iron or steel

- Exports: $3.3 billion (1.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($1.7 billion), Canada ($423.6 million), United Kingdom ($103.7 million)
- Imports: $6.5 billion (2.6% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($1.9 billion), China ($1.0 billion), Korea, South ($528.1 million)
- Trade balance: $3.2 billion trade deficit
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#9. Miscellaneous chemical products

- Exports: $4.6 billion (1.7% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($1.1 billion), China ($361.2 million), Canada ($356.0 million)
- Imports: $1.9 billion (0.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($267.5 million), China ($261.7 million), Japan ($223.8 million)
- Trade balance: $2.7 billion trade surplus
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#8. Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

- Exports: $6.8 billion (2.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Canada ($1.3 billion), Mexico ($772.1 million), Singapore ($463.6 million)
- Imports: $3.0 billion (1.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($769.0 million), United Kingdom ($492.7 million), Italy ($317.7 million)
- Trade balance: $3.8 billion trade surplus
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#7. Optic, photo etc, medic or surgical instrments etc

- Exports: $7.7 billion (2.8% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($2.8 billion), Canada ($743.8 million), China ($486.7 million)
- Imports: $7.7 billion (3.1% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($3.4 billion), China ($762.6 million), Germany ($506.0 million)
- Trade balance: $60.2 million trade surplus
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#6. Vehicles, except railway or tramway, and parts etc

- Exports: $9.2 billion (3.3% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($5.5 billion), Canada ($1.3 billion), Saudi Arabia ($560.9 million)
- Imports: $32.6 billion (13.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Japan ($15.3 billion), Mexico ($11.9 billion), Germany ($1.5 billion)
- Trade balance: $23.4 billion trade deficit
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#5. Organic chemicals

- Exports: $14.4 billion (5.2% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($3.2 billion), Belgium ($1.3 billion), Japan ($1.2 billion)
- Imports: $3.2 billion (1.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Canada ($435.1 million), China ($418.6 million), Korea, South ($402.6 million)
- Trade balance: $11.1 billion trade surplus
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#4. Plastics and articles thereof

- Exports: $18.1 billion (6.5% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($5.6 billion), Canada ($1.9 billion), China ($1.4 billion)
- Imports: $5.4 billion (2.2% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: China ($1.4 billion), Mexico ($1.3 billion), Canada ($828.2 million)
- Trade balance: $12.7 billion trade surplus
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#3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery etc.; parts

- Exports: $37.1 billion (13.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($15.9 billion), Canada ($2.9 billion), China ($2.4 billion)
- Imports: $44.5 billion (17.9% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($22.7 billion), China ($6.0 billion), Japan ($1.8 billion)
- Trade balance: $7.4 billion trade deficit
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#2. Electric machinery etc; sound equip; tv equip; pts

- Exports: $38.9 billion (14.1% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($19.2 billion), Korea, South ($2.6 billion), Canada ($2.5 billion)
- Imports: $56.6 billion (22.8% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($19.6 billion), China ($9.6 billion), Vietnam ($8.2 billion)
- Trade balance: $17.7 billion trade deficit
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#1. Mineral fuel, oil etc.; bitumin subst; mineral wax

- Exports: $97.8 billion (35.4% of exports)
--- Countries export most to: Mexico ($18.6 billion), China ($6.3 billion), Canada ($5.9 billion)
- Imports: $23.0 billion (9.3% of imports)
--- Countries import most from: Mexico ($6.3 billion), Canada ($4.2 billion), Saudi Arabia ($3.2 billion)
- Trade balance: $74.7 billion trade surplus

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