Table 6 Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1970 and 2001

Table 6
Top 25 U.S. International Merchandise Trade Partners by Value: 1970 and 2001

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank in 1970 Country Total trade by all modes
1 Canada 20,171
2 Japan 10,527
3 Germany1 5,910
4 United Kingdom 4,730
5 Mexico 2,923
6 Italy 2,669
7 France 2,425
8 Netherlands 2,179
9 Belgium and Luxembourg 1,891
10 Venezuela 1,841
11 Australia 1,597
12 Brazil 1,510
13 Hong Kong 1,350
14 Switzerland 1,159
15 Taiwan 1,076
16 Spain 1,075
17 South Korea 1,013
18 Sweden 942
19 India 870
20 South Africa 853
21 Phillipines 845
22 Israel 742
23 Colombia 664
24 Argentina 613
25 Peru 555
  All other trading partners 13,046
  Top 25 countries 70,130
  Top 25, % of total 84.3
  Total, all countries 83,176
  North America 23,094
  % of total 27.8
  Overseas 60,082
  % of total 72.2

 

Rank in 2001 Country Total trade by all modes
1 Canada 380,693
2 Mexico 232,942
3 Japan 184,241
4 China 121,515
5 Germany 89,265
6 United Kingdom 82,195
7 South Korea 57,381
8 Taiwan 51,543
9 France 50,191
10 Italy 33,740
11 Singapore 32,671
12 Malaysia 31,717
13 Brazil 30,391
14 Netherlands 29,025
15 Ireland 25,689
16 Hong Kong2 23,722
17 Belgium3 23,653
18 Venezuela 20,920
19 Thailand 20,724
20 Israel 19,453
21 Switzerland 19,409
22 Saudi Arabia 19,304
23 Philippines 18,995
24 Australia 17,424
25 India 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
  North America 613,635
  % of total 32.8
  Overseas 1,259,350
  % of total 67.2

1 Includes $5,868 million for the Federal Republic of Germany (formerly West Germany) and $42 million for the Democratic Republic of Germany (formerly East Germany).

2 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.

3 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--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 2001. 1970 data--U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: 1982 and 1983).