Table 4 Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 2001 vs. 2000

Table 4
Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 2001 vs. 2000

(Millions of current dollars)

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Rank in 2001 Country 2000 2001 Percentage change
1 Canada 405,639 380,693 -6.1
2 Mexico 247,631 232,942 -5.9
3 Japan 211,831 184,241 -13.0
4 China 116,316 121,515 4.5
5 Germany 87,981 89,265 1.5
6 United Kingdom 85,038 82,195 -3.3
7 South Korea 68,202 57,381 -15.9
8 Taiwan 64,894 51,543 -20.6
9 France 50,035 50,191 0.3
10 Italy 37,003 33,740 -8.8
11 Singapore 36,564 32,671 -10.6
12 Malaysia 36,050 31,717 -12.0
13 Brazil 31,677 30,391 -4.1
14 Netherlands 29,215 29,025 -0.6
15 Ireland 26,077 25,689 -1.5
16 Hong Kong1 24,201 23,722 -2.0
17 Belgium 24,136 23,653 -2.0
18 Venezuela 23,891 20,920 -12.4
19 Thailand 23,032 20,724 -10.0
20 Israel 22,727 19,453 -14.4
21 Switzerland 20,725 19,409 -6.3
22 Saudi Arabia 20,449 19,304 -5.6
23 Philippines 20,116 18,995 -5.6
24 Australia 18,898 17,424 -7.8
25 India 14,349 13,502 -5.9
  All other trading partners 250,628 242,680 -3.2
  Top 25 countries 1,746,678 1,630,305 -6.7
  Top 25, % of total 87.5 87.0  
  Total, all countries 1,997,306 1,872,985 -6.2
  North America 653,270 613,635 -6.1
  % of total 32.7 32.8  
  Overseas 1,344,036 1,259,350 -6.3
  % of total 67.3 67.2  

1 Hong Kong has officially been a part of China since 1997. However, the United States continues to publish merchandise trade statistics separately for Hong Kong.

SOURCES: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transporation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, March 2002; based on U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise CD and U.S. Imports of Merchandise CD, December 2000 and 2001.