Countries Washington, D.C. exports the most goods to

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September 14, 2022
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Countries Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C..

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. Singapore

- Exports: $2.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($926,559)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($905,135)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($209,060)

- Total trade: $5.4 million ($1.1 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $3.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($2.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($260,483)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($119,589)
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#29. Austria

- Exports: $2.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.5 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($405,444)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($238,383)

- Total trade: $3.9 million ($770,974 trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($565,462)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($192,074)
--- Paper & Paperboard & Articles (inc Papr Pulp Artl) ($187,449)
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#28. Japan

- Exports: $2.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($1.7 million)
--- Glass And Glassware ($430,650)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($378,946)

- Total trade: $7.2 million ($1.7 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $4.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($673,143)
--- Tools, Cutlery Etc. Of Base Metal & Parts Thereof ($420,445)
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#27. South Korea

- Exports: $2.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($2.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($130,015)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($102,879)

- Total trade: $7.8 million ($2.0 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $4.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($3.4 million)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($516,338)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($434,698)
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#26. Kuwait

- Exports: $3.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($2.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($92,642)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($85,000)

- Total trade: $3.1 million ($3.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $0
- Largest imports: unavailable

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#25. Tunisia

- Exports: $3.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($2.7 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($20,000)

- Total trade: $4.4 million ($3.5 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $420,519
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($300,000)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($77,304)
--- Leather Art; Saddlery Etc; Handbags Etc; Gut Art ($15,271)
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#24. Chile

- Exports: $4.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($3.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($622,170)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($227,576)

- Total trade: $5.1 million ($4.4 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $355,523
- Largest imports:
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($316,534)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($36,315)
--- Wool & Animal Hair, Including Yarn & Woven Fabric ($2,674)
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#23. Sri Lanka

- Exports: $5.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($3.1 million)
--- Cereals ($2.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2,740)

- Total trade: $5.1 million ($5.1 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $17,679
- Largest imports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($5,775)
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($5,569)
--- Ceramic Products ($3,628)
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#22. New Zealand

- Exports: $5.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Explosives; Pyrotechnics; Matches; Pyro Alloys Etc ($2.0 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.9 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($1.6 million)

- Total trade: $5.8 million ($5.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $252,490
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($82,566)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($79,122)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($31,530)
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#21. Switzerland

- Exports: $6.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($3.1 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($2.5 million)
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($298,219)

- Total trade: $26.8 million ($13.9 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $20.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($10.7 million)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($7.3 million)
--- Clocks And Watches And Parts Thereof ($663,028)

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#20. Saudi Arabia

- Exports: $7.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($7.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($100,000)
--- Plastics And Articles Thereof ($28,700)

- Total trade: $7.9 million ($6.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $504,927
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($500,000)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($4,927)
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#19. Mexico

- Exports: $7.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($2.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.6 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.2 million)

- Total trade: $15.4 million ($432,704 trade deficit)
- Imports: $7.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Cocoa And Cocoa Preparations ($4.7 million)
--- Art Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica Etc. ($1.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($806,042)
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#18. Canada

- Exports: $7.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($2.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.8 million)
--- Prep Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Plant Parts ($551,371)

- Total trade: $87.8 million ($72.3 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $80.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Aluminum And Articles Thereof ($16.9 million)
--- Furnit;bedding,mattres;luminaires,light Fix;prefab ($15.8 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($11.6 million)
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#17. Niger

- Exports: $7.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($5.5 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.0 million)

- Total trade: $7.8 million ($7.8 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $0
- Largest imports: unavailable
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#16. Greece

- Exports: $10.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($5.1 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($3.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($2.4 million)

- Total trade: $11.1 million ($10.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $411,030
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Vegetables & Certain Roots & Tubers ($140,393)
--- Animal, Vegetable Or Microbial Fats And Oils Etc ($98,921)
--- Footwear, Gaiters Etc. And Parts Thereof ($57,741)

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#15. Oman

- Exports: $11.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($11.9 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($15,000)

- Total trade: $12.1 million ($11.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $181,173
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($146,599)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($34,574)
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#14. Thailand

- Exports: $12.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($6.2 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($2.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.2 million)

- Total trade: $14.9 million ($10.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $2.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Rubber And Articles Thereof ($500,080)
--- Cereals ($487,079)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($358,675)
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#13. Germany

- Exports: $13.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Nat Etc Pearls, Prec Etc Stones, Pr Met Etc; Coin ($8.7 million)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($2.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($899,110)

- Total trade: $101.4 million ($74.6 million trade deficit)
- Imports: $88.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($29.9 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($21.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($9.3 million)
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#12. Portugal

- Exports: $16.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($14.8 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($121,758)

- Total trade: $17.3 million ($15.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Art Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica Etc. ($286,080)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($182,798)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($156,590)
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#11. Brazil

- Exports: $21.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($12.2 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($3.0 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($2.0 million)

- Total trade: $24.3 million ($19.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $2.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Railway Or Tramway Stock Etc; Traffic Signal Equip ($1.3 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($616,998)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($302,588)

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#10. Finland

- Exports: $24.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($18.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($4.7 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($517,886)

- Total trade: $25.0 million ($23.0 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $1.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($611,510)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($258,127)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($67,361)
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#9. Norway

- Exports: $27.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($26.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($480,000)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($346,031)

- Total trade: $29.9 million ($24.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $2.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.5 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($738,586)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($180,616)
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#8. Qatar

- Exports: $37.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($25.3 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($7.9 million)
--- Pharmaceutical Products ($1.6 million)

- Total trade: $37.3 million ($36.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $191,621
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($134,403)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($35,218)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($13,500)
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#7. Morocco

- Exports: $38.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($23.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($12.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.8 million)

- Total trade: $39.2 million ($37.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $992,534
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($909,875)
--- Miscellaneous Edible Preparations ($58,787)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($14,263)
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#6. Sweden

- Exports: $41.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($30.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($4.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($3.4 million)

- Total trade: $49.5 million ($34.3 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $7.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($4.4 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($1.8 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($559,236)

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#5. Poland

- Exports: $59.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($21.4 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($14.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($13.2 million)

- Total trade: $60.6 million ($58.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $852,011
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($173,457)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($164,446)
--- Live Animals ($139,199)
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#4. France

- Exports: $82.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($29.6 million)
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($19.4 million)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($18.1 million)

- Total trade: $110.5 million ($55.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $27.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($14.9 million)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($8.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($1.1 million)
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#3. United Arab Emirates

- Exports: $196.5 million
- Largest exports:
--- Arms And Ammunition; Parts And Accessories Thereof ($77.0 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($50.3 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($30.3 million)

- Total trade: $196.8 million ($196.2 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $321,553
- Largest imports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($127,080)
--- Articles Of Iron Or Steel ($65,175)
--- Printed Books, Newspapers Etc; Manuscripts Etc ($60,000)
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#2. Egypt

- Exports: $226.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($106.8 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($67.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($28.8 million)

- Total trade: $226.9 million ($225.9 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $516,276
- Largest imports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($300,000)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($149,820)
--- Carpets And Other Textile Floor Coverings ($53,268)
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#1. United Kingdom

- Exports: $608.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($321.9 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($242.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($30.7 million)

- Total trade: $629.7 million ($586.7 million trade surplus)
- Imports: $21.5 million
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($4.0 million)
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($3.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($2.6 million)

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