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Biggest Imports and Exports of 2018

Daniel Workman | World Stop Exports

The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in American global shipments. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from the United States.

  • Machinery including computers: US$201.7 billion (13% of total exports)
  • Electrical machinery, equipment: $174.2 billion (11.3%)
  • Mineral fuels including oil: $138 billion (8.9%)
  • Aircraft, spacecraft: $131.2 billion (8.5%)
  • Vehicles: $130.1 billion (8.4%)
  • Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $83.6 billion (5.4%)
  • Plastics, plastic articles: $61.5 billion (4%)
  • Gems, precious metals: $60.4 billion (3.9%)
  • Pharmaceuticals: $45.1 billion (2.9%)
  • Organic chemicals: $36.2 billion (2.3%)

The following product groups represent the highest dollar value in America’s import purchases. Also shown is the percentage share each product category represents in terms of overall imports into the US.

  • Electrical machinery, equipment: US$356.8 billion (14.8% of total imports)
  • Machinery including computers: $349.1 billion (14.5%)
  • Vehicles: $294.6 billion (12.2%)
  • Mineral fuels including oil: $204.2 billion (8.5%)
  • Pharmaceuticals: $96.4 billion (4%)
  • Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $86.2 billion (3.6%)
  • Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $67.2 billion (2.8%)
  • Gems, precious metals: $60 billion (2.5%)
  • Plastics, plastic articles: $54.9 billion (2.3%)
  • Organic chemicals: $46.1 billion (1.9%)

Source: World Stop Exports

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