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Ranking the biggest trade partners of the U.S.

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    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.

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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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    #40. Denmark

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

    2017 U.S. exports to Denmark: $874 million (#58 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Denmark: $6.7 billion (#34 highest)

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    #39. Ecuador

    2017 U.S. trade with Ecuador: $7.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Ecuador: $2.0 billion (#43 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Ecuador: $5.6 billion (#38 highest)

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    #38. South Africa

    2017 U.S. trade with South Africa: $7.8 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to South Africa: $2.0 billion (#42 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from South Africa: $5.8 billion (#36 highest)

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    #37. Swaziland

    2017 U.S. trade with Swaziland: $8.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Swaziland: $10 million (#181 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Swaziland: $8.6 billion (#31 highest)

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    #36. Switzerland

    2017 U.S. trade with Switzerland: $9.0 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Switzerland: $9.0 billion (#17 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Switzerland: $4 million (#185 highest)

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    #35. Peru

    2017 U.S. trade with Peru: $9.3 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Peru: $3.6 billion (#30 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Peru: $5.7 billion (#37 highest)

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    #34. Iraq

    2017 U.S. trade with Iraq: $9.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Iraq: $507 million (#72 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Iraq: $9.2 billion (#30 highest)

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    #33. Turkey

    2017 U.S. trade with Turkey: $11.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Turkey: $3.9 billion (#28 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Turkey: $7.7 billion (#33 highest)

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    #32. Austria

    2017 U.S. trade with Austria: $12.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Austria: $2.5 billion (#37 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Austria: $9.5 billion (#28 highest)

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    #31. United Arab Emirates

    2017 U.S. trade with United Arab Emirates: $12.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to United Arab Emirates: $8.2 billion (#18 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from United Arab Emirates: $3.9 billion (#46 highest)

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    #30. Philippines

    2017 U.S. trade with Philippines: $12.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Philippines: $3.3 billion (#32 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Philippines: $9.5 billion (#29 highest)

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    #29. Chile

    2017 U.S. trade with Chile: $15.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Chile: $5.3 billion (#23 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Chile: $9.8 billion (#27 highest)

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    #28. Russia

    2017 U.S. trade with Russia: $16.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Russia: $2.4 billion (#39 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Russia: $13.7 billion (#23 highest)

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    #27. Spain

    2017 U.S. trade with Spain: $16.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Spain: $4.8 billion (#25 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Spain: $12.1 billion (#25 highest)

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    #26. Colombia

    2017 U.S. trade with Colombia: $17.8 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Colombia: $5.9 billion (#21 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Colombia: $11.9 billion (#26 highest)

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    #25. Australia

    2017 U.S. trade with Australia: $18.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Australia: $9.8 billion (#15 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Australia: $8.4 billion (#32 highest)

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    #24. Indonesia

    2017 U.S. trade with Indonesia: $20.2 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Indonesia: $2.6 billion (#34 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Indonesia: $17.5 billion (#20 highest)

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    #23. Hong Kong

    2017 U.S. trade with Hong Kong: $23.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Hong Kong: $16.6 billion (#9 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Hong Kong: $6.6 billion (#35 highest)

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    #22. Israel

    2017 U.S. trade with Israel: $24.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Israel: $4.9 billion (#24 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Israel: $19.8 billion (#19 highest)

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    #21. Belgium

    2017 U.S. trade with Belgium: $24.8 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Belgium: $12.5 billion (#12 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Belgium: $12.3 billion (#24 highest)

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    #20. Saudi Arabia

    2017 U.S. trade with Saudi Arabia: $26.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Saudi Arabia: $6.7 billion (#20 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Saudi Arabia: $20.0 billion (#18 highest)

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    #19. Singapore

    2017 U.S. trade with Singapore: $27.5 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Singapore: $12.2 billion (#13 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Singapore: $15.2 billion (#21 highest)

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    #18. Thailand

    2017 U.S. trade with Thailand: $28.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Thailand: $4.3 billion (#26 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Thailand: $24.6 billion (#16 highest)

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    #17. Sweden

    2017 U.S. trade with Sweden: $30.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Sweden: $1.5 billion (#48 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Sweden: $29.4 billion (#15 highest)

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    #16. Netherlands

    2017 U.S. trade with Netherlands: $31.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Netherlands: $17.2 billion (#8 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Netherlands: $14.4 billion (#22 highest)

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    #15. Malaysia

    2017 U.S. trade with Malaysia: $35.5 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Malaysia: $5.6 billion (#22 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Malaysia: $29.9 billion (#14 highest)

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    #14. Brazil

    2017 U.S. trade with Brazil: $37.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Brazil: $14.2 billion (#10 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Brazil: $23.4 billion (#17 highest)

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    #13. Venezuela

    2017 U.S. trade with Venezuela: $39.4 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Venezuela: $1.8 billion (#45 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Venezuela: $37.6 billion (#12 highest)

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    #12. Taiwan

    2017 U.S. trade with Taiwan: $44.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Taiwan: $10.7 billion (#14 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Taiwan: $33.9 billion (#13 highest)

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    #11. Ireland

    2017 U.S. trade with Ireland: $46.7 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Ireland: $4.2 billion (#27 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Ireland: $42.5 billion (#8 highest)

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    #10. Italy

    2017 U.S. trade with Italy: $47 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Italy: $7.7 billion (#19 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Italy: $39.2 billion (#10 highest)

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    #9. India

    2017 U.S. trade with India: $49.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to India: $9.8 billion (#16 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from India: $40.1 billion (#9 highest)

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    #8. France

    2017 U.S. trade with France: $52.5 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to France: $13.7 billion (#11 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from France: $38.8 billion (#11 highest)

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    #7. United Kingdom

    2017 U.S. trade with United Kingdom: $67.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to United Kingdom: $22.7 billion (#5 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from United Kingdom: $44.4 billion (#7 highest)

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    #6. South Korea

    2017 U.S. trade with South Korea: $79.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to South Korea: $20.3 billion (#7 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from South Korea: $59.4 billion (#6 highest)

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    #5. Germany

    2017 U.S. trade with Germany: $115.9 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Germany: $21.9 billion (#6 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Germany: $94 billion (#5 highest)

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    #4. Japan

    2017 U.S. trade with Japan: $139.6 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Japan: $27.2 billion (#4 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Japan: $112.5 billion (#4 highest)

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    #3. Mexico

    2017 U.S. trade with Mexico: $354.5 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Mexico: $97.7 billion (#2 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Mexico: $256.9 billion (#2 highest)

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    #2. Canada

    2017 U.S. trade with Canada: $366.2 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to Canada: $114.5 billion (#1 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from Canada: $251.7 billion (#3 highest)

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    #1. China

    2017 U.S. trade with China: $432.1 billion

    2017 U.S. exports to China: $49.1 billion (#3 highest)

    2017 U.S. imports from China: $383.1 billion (#1 highest)

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