Countries Virginia imports the most goods from

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

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#30. Colombia

- Imports: $124.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($90.8 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($13.9 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($7.2 million)

- Total trade: $248.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $124.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Animal Or Vegetable Fats, Oils Etc. & Waxes ($33.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($15.0 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($11.7 million)
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#29. Honduras

- Imports: $137.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($81.4 million)
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($25.5 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($12.0 million)

- Total trade: $274.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $137.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($19.7 million)
--- Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics ($15.9 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($8.6 million)
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#28. Belgium

- Imports: $147.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($64.3 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($11.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($9.4 million)

- Total trade: $294.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $147.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($158.5 million)
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($98.2 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($67.4 million)
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#27. Ireland

- Imports: $172.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($89.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($44.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($21.5 million)

- Total trade: $345.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $172.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($10.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($8.8 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($8.7 million)
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#26. Sweden

- Imports: $222.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($74.0 million)
--- Nickel And Articles Thereof ($44.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($33.5 million)

- Total trade: $445.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $222.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($30.2 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($4.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.3 million)

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#25. Poland

- Imports: $229.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($94.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($60.5 million)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($19.5 million)

- Total trade: $458.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $229.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($62.5 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($21.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($11.9 million)
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#24. Spain

- Imports: $233.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($33.1 million)
--- Organic Chemicals ($17.0 million)
--- Prep Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Plant Parts ($16.5 million)

- Total trade: $465.9 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $233.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($25.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($19.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($7.9 million)
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#23. Turkey

- Imports: $249.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($61.6 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($31.9 million)
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($26.1 million)

- Total trade: $498.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $249.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($94.9 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($24.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($16.8 million)
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#22. Netherlands

- Imports: $257.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($81.4 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($37.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($26.3 million)

- Total trade: $515.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $257.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($198.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($71.2 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($67.1 million)
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#21. Korea, South

- Imports: $336.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($127.5 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($32.9 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($25.1 million)

- Total trade: $672.7 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $336.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($102.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($75.7 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($30.6 million)

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#20. Switzerland

- Imports: $364.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($113.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($73.6 million)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($64.3 million)

- Total trade: $728.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $364.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes ($96.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($9.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($5.3 million)
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#19. Pakistan

- Imports: $364.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($203.8 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($59.8 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($48.6 million)

- Total trade: $729.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $364.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($17.7 million)
--- Cotton, Including Yarn And Woven Fabric Thereof ($10.1 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($9.3 million)
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#18. Thailand

- Imports: $365.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($90.8 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($43.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($37.4 million)

- Total trade: $730.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $365.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($71.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($14.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($11.7 million)
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#17. Indonesia

- Imports: $374.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Preparations Of Meat, Fish, Crustaceans Etc ($64.6 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($59.1 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($49.3 million)

- Total trade: $749.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $374.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Manmade Staple Fibers, Incl Yarns & Woven Fabrics ($49.6 million)
--- Wood Pulp Etc; Recovd (waste & Scrap) ppr & pprbd ($25.6 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($20.4 million)
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#16. Israel

- Imports: $432.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($182.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($121.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($46.4 million)

- Total trade: $865.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $432.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($22.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($21.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($12.2 million)

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#15. Singapore

- Imports: $519.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($446.9 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($48.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.3 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $519.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($493.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($60.2 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($39.4 million)
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#14. Brazil

- Imports: $544.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($204.0 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($60.1 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($58.9 million)

- Total trade: $1.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $544.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($300.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($53.1 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($30.0 million)
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#13. Austria

- Imports: $728.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($256.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($216.5 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($157.7 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $728.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Art Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica Etc. ($7.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($5.6 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($2.7 million)
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#12. Japan

- Imports: $730.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($195.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($123.4 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($72.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $730.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($83.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($32.8 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($30.5 million)
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#11. Taiwan

- Imports: $748.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($404.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($127.7 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($42.3 million)

- Total trade: $1.5 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $748.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($323.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($63.7 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($56.5 million)

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#10. Italy

- Imports: $788.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($179.1 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($84.8 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($77.5 million)

- Total trade: $1.6 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $788.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($56.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($51.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($25.1 million)
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#9. France

- Imports: $914.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($284.6 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($256.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($128.6 million)

- Total trade: $1.8 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $914.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($127.0 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($94.9 million)
--- Essential Oils Etc; Perfumery, Cosmetic Etc Preps ($38.5 million)
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#8. India

- Imports: $931.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($125.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($84.6 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($82.0 million)

- Total trade: $1.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $931.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($277.8 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($49.0 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($25.8 million)
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#7. United Kingdom

- Imports: $986.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($392.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($231.4 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($72.4 million)

- Total trade: $2.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $986.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($228.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($91.5 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($84.0 million)
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#6. Vietnam

- Imports: $1.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($239.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($237.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($218.7 million)

- Total trade: $2.7 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($51.9 million)
--- Wadding, Felt Etc; Sp Yarn; Twine, Ropes Etc. ($30.8 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($15.1 million)

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#5. Mexico

- Imports: $1.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($705.8 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($268.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($177.7 million)

- Total trade: $3.2 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($151.7 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($117.0 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($65.9 million)
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#4. Malaysia

- Imports: $2.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.7 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($197.3 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($32.9 million)

- Total trade: $3.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($42.8 million)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($22.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($13.3 million)
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#3. Canada

- Imports: $2.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($380.8 million)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($164.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($153.6 million)

- Total trade: $4.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($584.5 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($467.0 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($270.9 million)
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#2. Germany

- Imports: $2.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($885.0 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($275.8 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($263.9 million)

- Total trade: $4.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($185.6 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($109.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($57.7 million)
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#1. China

- Imports: $6.6 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($989.6 million)
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($945.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($917.7 million)

- Total trade: $13.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $6.6 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($466.7 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($426.4 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($176.1 million)

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