Countries Washington imports the most goods from

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

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#30. Belgium

- Imports: $101.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($33.6 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($24.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($11.7 million)

- Total trade: $202.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $101.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($32.4 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.3 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($9.6 million)
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#29. Austria

- Imports: $125.3 million
- Largest imports:
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($63.7 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($20.1 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($12.8 million)

- Total trade: $250.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $125.3 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($16.2 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($7.3 million)
--- Base Metals Nesoi; Cermets; Articles Thereof ($5.7 million)
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#28. Singapore

- Imports: $148.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($67.2 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($45.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.6 million)

- Total trade: $297.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $148.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($90.2 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($83.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($81.8 million)
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#27. Argentina

- Imports: $151.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($75.3 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($38.6 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($25.3 million)

- Total trade: $302.1 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $151.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($10.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($9.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($4.7 million)
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#26. Bangladesh

- Imports: $155.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($92.5 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($28.6 million)
--- Headgear And Parts Thereof ($17.0 million)

- Total trade: $311.4 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $155.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Iron And Steel ($126.6 million)
--- Cereals ($64.6 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($50.1 million)

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#25. Peru

- Imports: $176.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($61.9 million)
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($40.9 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($22.6 million)

- Total trade: $353.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $176.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($69.0 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($10.3 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($10.1 million)
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#24. Sweden

- Imports: $181.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($103.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.2 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($12.4 million)

- Total trade: $362.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $181.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($10.2 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($7.7 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($6.9 million)
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#23. Cambodia

- Imports: $202.8 million
- Largest imports:
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($61.4 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($49.0 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Not Knit Etc. ($31.1 million)

- Total trade: $405.6 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $202.8 million
- Largest exports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($2.6 million)
--- Dairy Prods; Birds Eggs; Honey; Ed Animal Pr Nesoi ($2.2 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($2.1 million)
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#22. Chile

- Imports: $254.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($106.9 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($54.2 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($43.9 million)

- Total trade: $508.2 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $254.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($47.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($24.6 million)
--- Cereals ($15.5 million)
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#21. New Zealand

- Imports: $254.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($63.9 million)
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($52.2 million)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($42.3 million)

- Total trade: $508.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $254.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($22.1 million)
--- Sugars And Sugar Confectionary ($19.9 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($11.4 million)

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#20. Australia

- Imports: $271.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Meat And Edible Meat Offal ($62.6 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($40.5 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($35.3 million)

- Total trade: $542.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $271.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($93.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($89.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($61.5 million)
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#19. Netherlands

- Imports: $273.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($108.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($58.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($24.4 million)

- Total trade: $547.3 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $273.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($371.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($87.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($57.7 million)
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#18. Brazil

- Imports: $326.0 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($80.1 million)
--- Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices ($74.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($48.0 million)

- Total trade: $652.0 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $326.0 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($31.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($29.9 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($29.5 million)
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#17. Philippines

- Imports: $463.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($333.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($22.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($15.1 million)

- Total trade: $926.9 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $463.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($764.6 million)
--- Cereals ($668.1 million)
--- Food Industry Residues & Waste; Prep Animal Feed ($83.7 million)
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#16. Italy

- Imports: $478.9 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($118.5 million)
--- Beverages, Spirits And Vinegar ($67.9 million)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($59.1 million)

- Total trade: $957.8 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $478.9 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($48.5 million)
--- Art Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica Etc. ($47.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($24.0 million)

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#15. United Kingdom

- Imports: $495.2 million
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($65.3 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($64.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($63.4 million)

- Total trade: $990.5 million ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $495.2 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($725.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($179.9 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($164.5 million)
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#14. France

- Imports: $500.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Works Of Art, Collectors' Pieces And Antiques ($168.6 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($48.0 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($37.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.0 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $500.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($116.5 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($40.8 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($37.7 million)
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#13. Thailand

- Imports: $565.6 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($115.0 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($69.5 million)
--- Edible Preparations Of Meat, Fish, Crustaceans Etc ($50.9 million)

- Total trade: $1.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $565.6 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($142.1 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($65.7 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($50.5 million)
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#12. India

- Imports: $625.7 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($108.4 million)
--- Textile Art Nesoi; Needlecraft Sets; Worn Text Art ($78.7 million)
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($45.4 million)

- Total trade: $1.3 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $625.7 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($489.0 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($42.2 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($39.5 million)
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#11. Germany

- Imports: $852.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($215.4 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($124.6 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($81.3 million)

- Total trade: $1.7 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $852.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($876.8 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($140.9 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($87.9 million)

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#10. Russia

- Imports: $891.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Fish, Crustaceans & Aquatic Invertebrates ($633.7 million)
--- Inorg Chem; Prec & Rare-earth Met & Radioact Compd ($134.6 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($89.8 million)

- Total trade: $1.8 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $891.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($38.4 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($30.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($21.5 million)
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#9. Indonesia

- Imports: $940.4 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($279.5 million)
--- Apparel Articles And Accessories, Knit Or Crochet ($160.5 million)
--- Edible Preparations Of Meat, Fish, Crustaceans Etc ($110.1 million)

- Total trade: $1.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $940.4 million
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($135.7 million)
--- Dairy Prods; Birds Eggs; Honey; Ed Animal Pr Nesoi ($129.1 million)
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($46.9 million)
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#8. Malaysia

- Imports: $969.1 million
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($537.3 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($104.1 million)
--- Optic, Photo Etc, Medic Or Surgical Instrments Etc ($99.2 million)

- Total trade: $1.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $969.1 million
- Largest exports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($59.3 million)
--- Cereals ($49.2 million)
--- Prep Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Plant Parts ($43.4 million)
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#7. Taiwan

- Imports: $1.2 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($239.1 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($209.1 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($92.8 million)

- Total trade: $2.4 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.2 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($323.6 million)
--- Cereals ($272.5 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($198.4 million)
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#6. Mexico

- Imports: $1.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($351.9 million)
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($288.1 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($251.1 million)

- Total trade: $2.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $1.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($477.1 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($153.3 million)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($89.0 million)

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#5. Korea, South

- Imports: $2.1 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($1.3 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($261.6 million)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($118.7 million)

- Total trade: $4.1 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.1 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($637.5 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($343.3 million)
--- Prep Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts Or Other Plant Parts ($101.2 million)
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#4. Vietnam

- Imports: $2.7 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($1.0 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($491.9 million)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($314.3 million)

- Total trade: $5.3 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $2.7 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($109.5 million)
--- Iron And Steel ($102.6 million)
--- Edible Fruit & Nuts; Citrus Fruit Or Melon Peel ($87.1 million)
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#3. Japan

- Imports: $6.0 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Vehicles, Except Railway Or Tramway, And Parts Etc ($3.1 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.4 billion)
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($442.7 million)

- Total trade: $11.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $6.0 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Cereals ($1.3 billion)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.0 billion)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($349.2 million)
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#2. China

- Imports: $11.4 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Toys, Games & Sport Equipment; Parts & Accessories ($2.8 billion)
--- Electric Machinery Etc; Sound Equip; Tv Equip; Pts ($1.7 billion)
--- Furniture; Bedding Etc; Lamps Nesoi Etc; Prefab Bd ($919.0 million)

- Total trade: $22.9 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $11.4 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Oil Seeds Etc.; Misc Grain, Seed, Fruit, Plant Etc ($5.4 billion)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($1.1 billion)
--- Cereals ($811.7 million)
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#1. Canada

- Imports: $12.8 billion
- Largest imports:
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($5.9 billion)
--- Special Classification Provisions, Nesoi ($1.4 billion)
--- Wood And Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal ($1.0 billion)

- Total trade: $25.7 billion ($-0 trade deficit)
- Exports: $12.8 billion
- Largest exports:
--- Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery Etc.; Parts ($749.4 million)
--- Mineral Fuel, Oil Etc.; Bitumin Subst; Mineral Wax ($520.2 million)
--- Aircraft, Spacecraft, And Parts Thereof ($471.4 million)

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