Figure 2
Goods Exports from Top Economies and Percent Share to the United States: 2008

Figure 2
Goods Exports from Top Economies and Percent Share to the United States: 2008

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Rank in 2008 Country Total exports Exports to United States Exports to U.S. as share of country's total (percents)
  World 16,044,000 2,063,720 12.9
1 China 1,469,280 273,129 18.6
2 Germany 1,465,200 104,728 7.1
3 United States 1,300,190 NA NA
4 Japan 783,149 139,022 17.8
5 The Netherlands 633,842 24,837 3.9
6 France 606,623 35,013 5.8
7 Italy 539,933 33,905 6.3
8 Belgium 477,159 23,095 4.8
9 United Kingdom 460,693 63,765 13.8
10 Canada 456,485 354,687 77.7
11 Russia 456,075 15,285 3.4
12 Korea 426,763 46,501 10.9
13 China, Hong Kong 362,985 46,290 12.8
14 Singapore 339,414 24,196 7.1
15 Mexico 291,343 233,523 80.2
16 Saudi Arabia 285,928 51,823 18.1
17 Spain 267,581 11,229 4.2
18 Malaysia 224,490 28,321 12.6
19 Switzerland 200,065 19,221 9.6
20 Brazil 197,067 28,558 14.5
21 India 191,926 24,483 12.8
22 Australia 185,693 10,290 5.5
23 Sweden 184,000 12,091 6.6
24 Austria 181,737 7,802 4.3
25 Thailand 173,235 19,754 11.4
26 United Arab Emirates 170,126 1,225 0.7
27 Poland 169,074 2,481 1.5
28 Norway 167,976 7,499 4.5
29 Czech Republic 146,767 2,580 1.8
30 Indonesia 137,022 13,080 9.5
31 Turkey 132,311 4,398 3.3
32 Ireland 124,468 23,005 18.5
33 Denmark 116,974 6,223 5.3
34 Venezuela 115,648 47,828 41.4
35 Hungary 108,017 2,499 2.3
36 Iran 107,413 96 0.1
37 Finland 96,837 6,199 6.4
38 Nigeria 77,380 35,652 46.1
39 Algeria 76,642 18,211 23.8
40 Argentina 73,372 5,616 7.7
41 South Africa 73,005 8,083 11.1
42 Slovak Republic 71,047 1,212 1.7
43 Chile 71,011 7,856 11.1
44 Kuwait 67,382 6,727 10.0
45 Ukraine 66,884 1,949 2.9
46 Qatar 62,396 473 0.8
47 Angola 62,160 17,725 28.5
48 Israel 61,372 19,972 32.5
49 Vietnam 60,813 12,594 20.7
50 Libya 60,645 3,954 6.5
51 Portugal 56,060 1,982 3.5
52 Kazakhstan 53,788 1,501 2.8
53 Romania 49,613 841 1.7
54 Philippines 49,148 8,216 16.7
55 Iraq 48,345 20,974 43.4
56 Colombia 39,016 12,575 32.2
57 Slovenia 34,240 415 1.2
58 Belarus 32,902 144 0.4
59 Oman 32,191 814 2.5
60 New Zealand 30,618 3,097 10.1
61 Egypt 30,053 2,258 7.5
62 Peru 28,237 5,580 19.8
63 Bahrain, Kingdom Of 27,660 518 1.9
64 Greece 25,424 1,279 5.0
65 Luxembourg 25,283 446 1.8
66 Lithuania 23,747 761 3.2
67 Azerbaijan, Rep. Of 23,127 4,081 17.6
68 Bulgaria 22,642 356 1.6
69 Pakistan 21,909 3,480 15.9
70 Ecuador 21,829 8,666 39.7
71 Morocco 19,805 864 4.4
72 Trinidad and Tobago 18,746 8,610 45.9
73 Syrian Arab Republic 17,459 340 1.9
74 Tunisia 17,388 611 3.5
75 Costa Rica 16,037 3,808 23.7
76 Croatia 14,222 335 2.4
77 Equatorial Guinea 13,974 3,177 22.7
78 Bangladesh 13,902 2,914 21.0
79 Sudan 12,950 5 0.0
80 Estonia 12,469 601 4.8
81 Turkmenistan 11,112 135 1.2
82 Congo, Republic Of 10,491 4,726 45.1
83 Cote D Ivoire 10,325 1,054 10.2
84 Yemen, Republic Of 10,180 8 0.1
85 Latvia 10,076 140 1.4
86 Brunei Darussalam 9,988 107 1.1
87 Serbia, Republic Of 9,441 67 0.7
88 Papua New Guinea 8,884 102 1.1
89 Sri Lanka 8,731 1,882 21.6
90 Gabon 8,672 2,157 24.9
91 Guatemala 7,738 3,048 39.4
92 Uzbekistan 7,204 266 3.7
93 Uruguay 6,887 236 3.4
94 Jordan 6,716 1,076 16.0
95 Myanmar 6,560 U U
96 Honduras 6,087 3,849 63.2
97 Dominican Republic 5,809 3,716 64.0
98 Bolivia 5,747 478 8.3
99 Cameroon 5,464 584 10.7
100 Iceland 5,381 313 5.8
101 Kenya 5,197 328 6.3
102 Paraguay 4,575 84 1.8
103 El Salvador 4,497 2,099 46.7
104 Aruba 4,287 2,963 69.1
105 Cambodia 4,280 2,314 54.1
106 Ghana 4,175 219 5.3
107 Netherlands Antilles 4,120 755 18.3
108 Lebanon 3,979 93 2.3
109 Macedonia 3,869 73 1.9
110 Bosnia & Herzegovina 3,575 25 0.7
111 Panama 3,496 365 10.5
112 Chad 3,480 3,155 90.7
113 Zambia 3,458 47 1.4
114 Cuba 3,423 U U
115 Malta 2,795 269 9.6
116 Congo, Dem. Rep. Of 2,776 246 8.9
117 Mozambique 2,653 14 0.5
118 Bahamas 2,587 570 22.0
119 Georgia 2,562 222 8.7
120 Zimbabwe 2,413 104 4.3
121 Jamaica 2,301 713 31.0
122 Mauritania 2,234 44 2.0
123 North Korea 2,157 U U
124 Moldova 2,070 12 0.6
125 Mauritius 2,014 167 8.3
126 China, Macao 1,997 797 39.9
127 Mongolia 1,979 50 2.5
128 Tanzania 1,962 52 2.7
129 Senegal 1,899 17 0.9
130 Uganda 1,722 16 0.9
131 Guinea 1,663 127 7.6
132 New Caledonia 1,612 47 2.9
133 Lao People S Dem.Rep 1,610 40 2.5
134 Cyprus 1,604 11 0.7
135 Suriname 1,582 121 7.7
136 Niger 1,518 41 2.7
137 Nicaragua 1,489 481 32.3
138 Ethiopia 1,361 110 8.1
139 Madagascar 1,318 311 23.6
140 Kyrgyz Republic 1,239 2 0.2
141 Nepal 1,188 84 7.1
142 Fiji 1,173 179 15.2
143 Albania 1,131 11 1.0
144 Armenia 1,069 53 4.9
145 Guyana 1,020 155 15.2
146 Togo 1,010 11 1.1
147 Faroe Islands 982 20 2.0
148 Tajikistan 944 7 0.8
149 Liberia 890 134 15.1
150 Malawi 852 63 7.4
151 Bermuda 806 128 15.8
152 Grenada 800 7 0.9
153 Greenland 677 6 0.8
154 Benin 614 30 4.9
155 Haiti 612 422 68.9
156 Vanuatu 549 1 0.3
157 Burkina Faso 512 0 0.1
158 Somalia 456 0 0.0
159 Barbados 443 38 8.7
160 Belize 421 149 35.3
161 Solomon Islands 410 2 0.4
162 Djibouti 391 6 1.6
163 Seychelles 365 5 1.4
164 Serbia & Montenegro 322 U U
165 Rwanda 292 13 4.5
166 St. Vincent & Grens. 235 1 0.3
167 Sierra Leone 228 53 23.0
168 Mali 226 5 2.0
169 Central African Rep. 222 8 3.7
170 Dominica 219 2 1.1
171 Maldives 201 4 1.8
172 Guinea-Bissau 190 0 0.0
173 Samoa 157 5 2.9
174 St. Kitts And Nevis 137 56 40.8
175 St. Lucia 125 25 19.9
176 Burundi 90 3 3.0
177 Cape Verde 68 0 0.4
178 Gambia, The 61 1 0.9
179 Comoros 32 1 2.9
180 Sao Tome & Principe 29 U U
181 Tonga 17 5 29.5

KEY: U = Data are unavailable. NA= Not applicable.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from various sources. United States-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, available at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www as of May 12, 2009. World-International Monetary Fund, Direction of Trade Statistics. Available at www.imfstatistics.org/dot as of Sept. 14, 2009.

  • In 2008, about 13 percent of world freight exports from more than 200 countries ($2.1 trillion out of $16 trillion) were bound for the United States. Of this amount, 55 percent was oceanborne cargo, 20 percent was air cargo, and about 25 percent was carried by land modes of transportation (USDOC CB FTD 2009).

  • For the United States' top three trading partners, the proportion of their exports bound to the United States were:

    • Canada, 78 percent;

    • China, 19 percent; and

    • Mexico, 80 percent.