Table 2-9 - Top 10 U.S. Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1980 and 1997 (chained 1997 dollars)

Table 2-9 - Top 10 U.S. Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1980 and 1997 (chained 1997 dollars)

1980
Rank Country Imports Exports Total
1 Canada 77,240 65,942 143,182
2 Japan 57,221 38,732 95,954
3 Mexico 23,437 28,216 51,653
4 West Germany 21,784 20,419 42,203
5 United Kingdom 18,336 23,649 41,985
6 Saudi Arabia 23,564 10,746 34,310
7 France 9,809 13,945 23,754
8 Taiwan 12,769 8,080 20,849
9 Netherlands 3,564 16,151 19,715
10 Venezuela 9,913 8,520 18,433

 

1997
Rank Country Imports Exports Total
1 Canada 168,201 151,767 319,968
2 Japan 121,663 65,549 187,212
3 Mexico 85,938 71,388 157,326
4 China 62,558 12,862 75,420
5 United Kingdom 32,659 36,425 69,084
6 Germany 43,122 24,458 67,580
7 Taiwan 32,629 20,366 52,995
8 South Korea 23,173 25,046 48,219
9 Singapore 20,075 17,696 37,771
10 France 20,636 15,965 36,601

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, January 1999, based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: Various years).