The Top Export and Import in Every US State

October 18, 2016

The following two maps show the most valuable import and export in each state in America by dollar value. The maps were prepared by cost estimating website using 2014 data from the US Census Bureau.  

The US buys many more products than it sells. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. imported $239.2 billion worth of goods in March compared to exports of just $187.8 billion.

Fuel, especially crude oil, is still a major import for many US states. Not coincidentally, machinery and transportation is the second most highly imported commodity. Other pockets of the country have a greater need for electronics while Wisconsin, somewhat comically, spends a large amount of money on sweaters.

Source: Business Insider

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