Table 5 Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1970 - 2001

Table 5
Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1970 - 2001

(Millions current U.S. dollars)

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Country Rank in 1980 Rank in 1990 Rank in 2001 Rank in 1970 Total trade, 2001
Canada 1 1 1 1 380,693
Mexico 3 3 2 5 232,942
Japan 2 2 3 2 184,241
China 1 24 10 4   121,515
Germany 2 4 4 5 3 89,265
United Kingdom 5 5 6 4 82,195
South Korea 13 7 7 17 57,381
Taiwan 9 6 8 15 51,543
France 7 8 9 7 50,191
Italy 11 9 10 6 33,740
Singapore 23 12 11 38 32,671
Malaysia 26 20 12 36 31,717
Brazil 16 17 13 12 30,391
Netherlands 14 11 14 8 29,025
Ireland 47 30 15 45 25,689
Hong Kong 3 17 13 16 13 23,722
Belgium 4 15 14 17 9 23,653
Venezuela 10 18 18 10 20,920
Thailand 38 23 19 44 20,724
Israel 33 25 20 22 19,453
Switzerland 21 19 21 14 19,409
Saudi Arabia 6 15 22 56 19,304
Philippines 27 26 23 21 18,995
Australia 20 16 24 11 17,424
India 35 27 25 19 13,502
All other trading partners         242,680
Top 25 countries         1,630,305
Top 25, % of total         87.0
Total, all countries         1,872,985

1 In 1970, China was not listed separately in official U.S. trade statistics. It was listed as part of the "Communist World".

2 For 1970, 1980, and 1990, Germany includes both West Germany and East Germany.

3 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.

4 Merchandise trade figures for Belgium include Luxembourg for 1970, 1980, and 1990 but not 2001.

SOURCES: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transporation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, March 2002. 2001 data-Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise CD and U.S. Imports of Merchandise CD, December 2001. 1970, 1980, 1990 data-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: 1982, 1985, and 1991).