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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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James Willamor // flickr

#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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Anders Broberg // flickr

#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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Rigostar // Wikimedia Commons

#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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kansasphoto // flickr

#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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neufal54 // pixabay

#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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Ronald Saunders // flickr

#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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Voilia // pixabay

#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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Thomas Rousing // flickr

#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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South African Tourism // flickr

#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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Scott Wylie // flickr

#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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David Stanley // flickr

#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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Jeffrey Beall // flickr

#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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Julian Nitzsche // Wikimedia Commons

#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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tookapic // pixabay

#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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Maher Najm // flickr

#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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Kai Lehmann // flickr

#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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farenheit75 // flickr

#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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Ninara // flickr

#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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Edgar Zuniga Jr. // flickr

#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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Jeff Turner // flickr

#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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dronepicr // Wikimedia Commons

#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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faungg's photos // flickr

#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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Uwe Aranas // Wikimedia Commons

#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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12019 // pixabay

#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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My Day // flickr

#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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William Murphy // flickr

#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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gnuckx // flickr

#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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Joel Godwin // Wikimedia Commons

#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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Taxiarchos228 // Wikimedia Commons

#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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Jordan Holiday // pixabay

#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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Giuseppe Milo // flickr

#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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Stefan Kuhn // Wikimedia Commons

#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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judithscharnowski // pixabay

#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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TesaPhotography // pixabay

#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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