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Ranking the biggest trade partners of the U.S.

  • Ranking the biggest trade partners of the U.S.

    Recently, President Donald Trump introduced a plan to increase the tariff on $200 billion worth of imports from China to 25%. China shot back with a warning—threatening to enforce $60 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. imports if the plan goes through. This back and forth between two global powerhouses has not only incited distress about the future of international trade, but it’s also put U.S. trade relations with other countries in the spotlight.

    As a result of the ensuing trade war, the number of U.S.-based companies facing layoffs and closures is increasing. Harley-Davidson, arguably the epitome of an American company, announced plans to shift manufacturing overseas to avoid the tariffs placed on the European Union. It’s safe to say there are immediate consequences when the U.S. doesn’t play nice.

    Essentially, there’s a lot going on in the world right now when it comes to who buys and sells America's stuff. Using data from the U.S. Census report on foreign trade, Stacker ranked the United States’ biggest trade partners. Specifically, countries are ranked based on their total trade with the U.S. in 2017. The total trade is calculated as the sum of U.S. exports to and U.S. imports from that country.

  • #50. Hungary

    2017 U.S. trade with Hungary: $4.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Hungary: $843 million (#60 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Hungary: $4.1 billion (#42 highest)

  • #49. Bangladesh

    2017 U.S. trade with Bangladesh: $5.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Bangladesh: $653 million (#66 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Bangladesh: $4.9 billion (#41 highest)

  • #48. Norway

    2017 U.S. trade with Norway: $5.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Norway: $1.9 billion (#44 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Norway: $3.9 billion (#45 highest)

  • #47. Honduras

    2017 U.S. trade with Honduras: $6.2 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Honduras: $2.1 billion (#41 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Honduras: $4.1 billion (#43 highest)

  • #46. Nigeria

    2017 U.S. trade with Nigeria: $6.3 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Nigeria: $827 million (#61 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Nigeria: $5.4 billion (#40 highest)

  • #45. Guatemala

    2017 U.S. trade with Guatemala: $6.4 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Guatemala: $2.6 billion (#36 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Guatemala: $3.8 billion (#49 highest)

  • #44. Costa Rica

    2017 U.S. trade with Costa Rica: $6.4 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Costa Rica: $2.5 billion (#38 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Costa Rica: $3.9 billion (#47 highest)

  • #43. Poland

    2017 U.S. trade with Poland: $7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Poland: $1.5 billion (#47 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Poland: $5.5 billion (#39 highest)

  • #42. Dominican Republic

    2017 U.S. trade with Dominican Republic: $7.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Dominican Republic: $3.2 billion (#33 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Dominican Republic: $3.9 billion (#48 highest)

  • #41. Argentina

    2017 U.S. trade with Argentina: $7.5 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Argentina: $3.9 billion (#29 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Argentina: $3.5 billion (#52 highest)

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