States That Could Be Hurt the Most by a Trade War with China

President Donald Trump recently proclaimed a tariff adjustment, imposing a 10% duty on aluminum imports and a 25% duty on steel imports. The recent tariff adjustment provoked a retaliation from China in the form of their own tariffs on hundreds of products imported from the United States. With tariffs from both the U.S. and China fueling market fears of an escalating trade war, we decided to take a look at the top exports to China by state from last year in order to help pinpoint which states and industries stand to lose the most. Our study shows the top ten exported commodities to China from every state, highlighting the amount, percent share, and top products within each commodity category according to data retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Key Takeaways

  • Leading U.S. exports to China include civilian aircrafts, engines and parts, motor cars and vehicles, and soybeans. As reported elsewhere, China’s tariffs have already targeted these major exports as well as many others

  • The top three states with leading percent shares of the total export value are Washington, California, and Texas.

  • Six of the top ten states who stand to be hurt the most by a trade war voted for Trump.


Which States Provided the Highest Percent of Export Value to China in 2017?

heatmap of the US showing percent of total export value

State Rankings by Export Value

RankState$ Value (Billions)Percent (%)
1Washington18.2814.19
2California16.4312.75
3Texas16.2812.63
4Louisiana7.976.19
5South Carolina6.224.83
6Illinois5.294.11
7Oregon3.933.05
8Ohio3.893.02
9Michigan3.682.85
10Alabama3.622.81
11New York3.172.46
12Georgia2.842.2
13Kentucky2.812.18
14Pennsylvania2.551.98
15Tennessee2.51.94
16North Carolina2.361.83
17Massachusetts2.311.79
18Indiana2.091.62
19Minnesota1.991.54
20Florida1.871.45
21Virginia1.721.34
22Wisconsin1.731.34
23New Jersey1.591.24
24Alaska1.321.03
25Arizona1.190.92
26New Mexico1.010.78
27Missouri0.930.72
28Connecticut0.80.62
29Nevada0.80.62
30Mississippi0.780.61
31Utah0.730.57
32Kansas0.70.55
33Maryland0.60.47
34Colorado0.590.45
35Iowa0.560.43
36West Virginia0.530.41
37Nebraska0.480.38
38New Hampshire0.420.33
39Arkansas0.360.28
40Delaware0.350.27
41Idaho0.350.27
42Maine0.240.19
43Oklahoma0.220.17
44Vermont0.20.16
45Rhode Island0.170.13
46Hawaii0.120.1
47Montana0.130.1
48South Dakota0.060.05
49North Dakota0.050.04
50Wyoming0.040.03

Alabama

RankCommodity$ Value
1Motor Cars and Vehicles2,257,602,772
2Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters201,309,039
3Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate194,130,119
4Soybeans169,033,126
5Binders for Molds and Chemical Products98,944,488
6Reaction Initiators, Accelerators and Catalysts87,215,023
7Compounded Rubber54,823,006
8Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length43,546,589
9Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts42,055,277
10Artificial Staple Fibers41,390,001

In 2017, Alabama provided 2.81% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 10th among states with an amount of $3.62 billion.

The top three products included:

  • cars
  • chemical wood pulp
  • soybeans
US map highlighting Alabama


Alaska

RankCommodity$ Value
1Frozen Fish724,806,698
2Lead Ores and Concentrates224,481,655
3Precious Metal Ores and Concentrates131,193,190
4Flour, Meal of Meat for Animals64,564,795
5Crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals48,964,034
6Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood48,003,862
7Fish Fillets and Other Fish Meat45,078,085
8Crustaceans25,127,519
9Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts2,591,112
10Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers976,795

In 2017, Alaska provided 1.03% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 24th among states with an amount of $1.32 billion.

The top three products included:

  • pacific salmon, frozen
  • cod, frozen
  • flat fish, frozen
US map highlighting Alaska


Arizona

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts446,930,174
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts104,581,977
3Semiconductor Devices, Light-emitting Diodes51,950,511
4Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals30,838,857
5Cotton29,852,330
6Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony24,878,399
7Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts24,789,364
8Electrical Apparatus for Switching22,810,596
9Insulated Cables and Wires; Optical Fiber Cables21,798,553
10Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks19,654,764

In 2017, Arizona provided 0.92% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 25th among states with an amount of $1.19 billion.

The top three products included:

  • processors and controllers, electronic integrated circuits
  • electronic integrated circuits
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
US map highlighting Arizona


Arkansas

RankCommodity$ Value
1Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts106,075,189
2Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate39,291,573
3Polymers of Styrene22,930,956
4Polymers of Vinyl Chloride16,454,497
5Electrical Apparatus for Switching16,111,900
6Plastic Plates, Sheets and Films14,725,037
7Phenol or Phenol-alcohol Derivatives12,433,801
8Cotton11,971,404
9Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks8,914,690
10Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length7,557,707

In 2017, Arkansas provided 0.28% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 39th among states with an amount of $0.36 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • chemical wood pulp
  • cotton
US map highlighting Arkansas


California

RankCommodity$ Value
1Motor Cars and Vehicles2,667,765,229
2Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts1,145,751,838
3Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap935,381,243
4Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts890,876,106
5Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony866,137,182
6Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers541,445,915
7Physical and Analytical Microtome409,322,040
8Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts379,599,704
9Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)328,612,633
10Typewriter and Other Office Machine Parts309,031,202

In 2017, California provided 12.75% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 2nd among states with an amount of $16.43 billion.

The top three products included:

  • electric cars
  • machines and parts for manufacturing semiconductor devices
  • mobile phones
US map highlighting California


Colorado

RankCommodity$ Value
1Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals100,925,646
2Photo Film in Rolls Sensitized, Unexposed41,772,754
3Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)37,157,519
4Physical and Analytical Microtome33,743,026
5Printing Machines30,369,110
6Aluminum Waste and Scrap28,710,367
7Copper Waste and Scrap21,675,297
8Photographic Paper and Textiles18,743,248
9Instruments to Measure or Check Flow, Level17,346,874
10Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts11,724,237

In 2017, Colorado provided 0.45% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 34th among states with an amount of $0.59 billion.

The top three products included:

  • medical, surgical, dental and veterinary instruments
  • copper waste and scrap
  • optical instruments


Connecticut

RankCommodity$ Value
1Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts139,528,529
2Refined Copper and Alloys, Unwrought69,632,895
3Physical and Analytical Microtome53,393,090
4Exports of Repaired Imports; Imports of Returned Exports34,934,532
5Engine Parts30,187,016
6Aluminum Waste and Scrap24,994,856
7Insulated Cables and Wires; Optical Fiber Cables21,180,235
8Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks19,077,104
9Machinery for Working Rubber and Plastic14,886,286
10Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood14,862,314

In 2017, Connecticut provided 0.62% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 29th among states with an amount of $0.8 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • physical chemistry instruments
  • oak wood


Delaware

RankCommodity$ Value
1Physical and Analytical Microtome115,253,833
2Medicaments55,780,333
3Centrifuges35,887,182
4Polymers of Vinyl Chloride13,405,593
5Cellulose and Chemical Derivatives11,384,020
6Plastic Plates, Sheets and Films11,172,840
7Lubricating Products, Antirust and Treating Textiles8,766,153
8Synthetic Staple Fibers7,907,644
9Machine Tool Parts7,339,749
10Machines Having Individual Functions (NESOI)6,632,957

In 2017, Delaware provided 0.27% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 41st among states with an amount of $0.35 billion.

The top three products included:

  • physical chemistry instruments
  • medicaments
  • instruments for physical and chemical analysis


Florida

RankCommodity$ Value
1Gold (Includes Platinum Plated)533,235,456
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts190,393,277
3Copper Waste and Scrap130,252,085
4Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap77,689,868
5Aluminum Waste and Scrap71,655,666
6Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate53,155,530
7Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks44,724,120
8Polyamides42,669,711
9Chemical Wood Pulp35,240,821
10Air or Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Fans32,534,669

In 2017, Florida provided 1.45% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 20th among states with an amount of $1.87 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • copper waste and scrap
  • chemical wood pulp


Georgia

RankCommodity$ Value
1Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts482,899,090
2Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate339,230,053
3Chemical Wood Pulp206,901,395
4Kraft Paper and Paperboard146,863,589
5Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)143,886,898
6Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length124,227,581
7Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood96,903,696
8Kaolin and Other Kaolinic Clays70,463,345
9Glass in Balls, Rods or Tubes69,476,785
10Copper Waste and Scrap66,831,016

In 2017, Georgia provided 2.2% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 12th among states with an amount of $2.84 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • chemical wood pulp
  • medical needles, catheters and parts


Hawaii

RankCommodity$ Value
1Non-crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals39,818,506
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts28,157,870
3Oils from High Temperature Coal Tar22,973,070
4Nuts9,398,929
5Copper Waste and Scrap7,317,284
6Aluminum Waste and Scrap6,271,774
7Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap3,168,354
8Crustaceans2,386,735
9Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers1,312,095
10Sulfur and Colloidal Sulfur746,840

In 2017, Hawaii provided 0.1% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 47th among states with an amount of $0.12 billion.

The top three products included:

  • petroleum oil from bituminous minerals
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • light oils from petroleum and bituminous minerals


Idaho

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts143,608,120
2Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers65,521,060
3Whey and Milk Products37,716,692
4Sowing Seeds, Fruit and Spores9,612,473
5Photographic Plates and Still Film8,919,890
6Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers8,352,515
7Typewriter and Other Office Machine Parts8,056,327
8Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts6,286,549
9Medicaments5,776,165
10Provitamins, Vitamins and Derivatives5,096,073

In 2017, Idaho provided 0.27% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 40th among states with an amount of $0.35 billion.

The top three products included:

  • memories, electronic integrated circuits
  • digital adp units
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts


Illinois

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans1,296,769,474
2Motor Cars and Vehicles492,698,858
3Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)148,639,822
4Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles143,515,304
5Grain Sorghum132,841,055
6Copper Waste and Scrap120,099,768
7X-ray Apparatus and Parts100,929,249
8Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap98,873,553
9Pumps for Liquids; Liquid Elevators; Parts Thereof96,133,108
10Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony84,624,219

In 2017, Illinois provided 4.11% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 6th among states with an amount of $5.29 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • cars
  • grain sorghum


Indiana

RankCommodity$ Value
1Medicaments456,323,741
2Human Blood, Animal Blood, Antisera and Vaccines157,179,574
3Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles152,231,588
4Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters99,793,694
5Orthopedic Appliances; Artificial Body Parts; Hearing Aids94,991,009
6Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)76,311,549
7Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Pharmaceuticals69,442,001
8Engine Parts69,226,214
9Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts68,227,323
10Exports of Repaired Imports; Imports of Returned Exports29,717,150

In 2017, Indiana provided 1.62% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 18th among states with an amount of $2.09 billion.

The top three products included:

  • medicaments
  • immunological products
  • gear boxes for cars


Iowa

RankCommodity$ Value
1Edible Offal, Bovine, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse33,056,902
2Soybeans30,784,437
3Preparations Used in Animal Feeding28,955,546
4Copper Waste and Scrap23,798,391
5Harvest Machines22,303,294
6Physical and Analytical Microtome20,192,715
7Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Pharmaceuticals18,362,416
8Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles18,081,929
9Molybdenum Ores and Concentrates16,785,372
10Bovine or Equine Leather16,674,337

In 2017, Iowa provided 0.43% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 35th among states with an amount of $0.56 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • copper waste and scrap
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts


Kansas

RankCommodity$ Value
1Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals118,694,320
2Exports of Repaired Imports; Imports of Returned Exports116,193,290
3Grain Sorghum53,537,506
4Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts46,535,359
5Soybeans46,505,670
6Bovine or Equine Leather43,129,920
7Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length20,876,990
8Edible Offal, Bovine, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse17,650,944
9Pork15,116,428
10Ferrous Waste and Scrap14,684,085

In 2017, Kansas provided 0.55% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 32nd among states with an amount of $0.7 billion.

The top three products included:

  • grain sorghum
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • soybeans


Kentucky

RankCommodity$ Value
1Motor Cars and Vehicles892,818,569
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts870,864,303
3Human Blood, Animal Blood, Antisera and Vaccines182,700,272
4Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length90,338,512
5Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)67,255,870
6Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Pharmaceuticals47,980,650
7Synthetic Rubber and Factice44,798,751
8Spark-Ignition or Rotary Internal Combustion Piston Engines40,790,312
9Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles37,262,943
10Centrifuges23,960,361

In 2017, Kentucky provided 2.18% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 13th among states with an amount of $2.81 billion.

The top three products included:

  • cars
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • antisera and other blood fractions


Louisiana

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans5,648,660,422
2Crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals808,836,014
3Cyclic Hydrocarbons215,631,791
4Petroleum Gases and Other Gaseous Hydrocarbons213,008,256
5Non-crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals116,394,633
6Synthetic Rubber and Factice98,508,395
7Polymers of Vinyl Chloride91,666,892
8Polymers of Ethylene77,744,706
9Corn45,167,980
10Halogenated Derivatives of Hydrocarbons43,242,427

In 2017, Louisiana provided 6.19% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 4th among states with an amount of $7.97 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • crude oil from petroleum and bituminous minerals
  • natural gas, liquefied


Maine

RankCommodity$ Value
1Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate107,881,678
2Crustaceans57,291,924
3Vegetable Saps and Extracts10,901,550
4Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood6,046,920
5Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length5,907,963
6Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Pharmaceuticals5,238,593
7Pumps for Liquids; Liquid Elevators; Parts Thereof3,845,447
8Turbojets, Turbopropellers and Gas Turbines3,815,195
9Petroleum Coke, Petroleum Bitumen and Other Residues3,500,000
10Machinery for Making Pulp and Paper3,430,279

In 2017, Maine provided 0.19% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 42nd among states with an amount of $0.24 billion.

The top three products included:

  • chemical wood pulp
  • oak wood
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts


Maryland

RankCommodity$ Value
1Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap60,844,761
2Aluminum Waste and Scrap39,348,312
3Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Pharmaceuticals32,971,490
4Copper Waste and Scrap30,597,689
5Physical and Analytical Microtome27,038,930
6Ferrous Waste and Scrap23,149,184
7Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil and Strip, Plastics22,793,450
8Zinc19,296,223
9Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood15,298,992
10Zinc Ores and Concentrates14,860,309

In 2017, Maryland provided 0.47% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 33rd among states with an amount of $0.6 billion.

The top three products included:

  • paper and paperboard waste and scrap
  • copper waste and scrap
  • recycled paper and paperboard


Massachusetts

RankCommodity$ Value
1Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)230,613,786
2Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts225,515,953
3Liquid Crystal Devices, Lasers, Optical Appliances178,589,034
4Physical and Analytical Microtome117,023,861
5Centrifuges80,294,196
6Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil and Strip, Plastics66,270,166
7X-ray Apparatus and Parts51,401,328
8Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap48,848,677
9Electric Transformers, Static Converters and Inductors, Adaptive Power Supplies47,740,762
10Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts44,289,738

In 2017, Massachusetts provided 1.79% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 17th among states with an amount of $2.31 billion.

The top three products included:

  • machines and parts for manufacturing semiconductor devices
  • medical needles, catheters and parts
  • medical, surgical, dental and veterinary instruments


Michigan

RankCommodity$ Value
1Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles1,112,001,610
2Motor Cars and Vehicles506,031,561
3Silicones95,162,997
4Glass Mirrors79,516,582
5Profile Project Machines55,664,315
6Iron or Steel Screws, Bolts, Nuts and Washers54,618,835
7Engine Parts41,824,838
8Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length39,833,220
9Glaziers Putty, Resin Cements and Caulking Compounds37,837,055
10Radar Apparatus36,115,288

In 2017, Michigan provided 2.85% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 9th among states with an amount of $3.68 billion.

The top three products included:

  • car parts and accessories
  • cars
  • gear boxes for cars


Minnesota

RankCommodity$ Value
1Centrifuges137,044,877
2Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)128,877,916
3Self-adhesive Plates, Sheets, Films of Plastics108,903,699
4Optical Fibers and Unmounted Optical Elements104,313,836
5Human Blood, Animal Blood, Antisera and Vaccines71,916,653
6Instruments to Measure or Check Flow, Level61,128,994
7Machines for Testing Mechanical Properties of Materials61,028,241
8Profile Project Machines60,968,833
9Physical and Analytical Microtome60,155,385
10Prepared Glues and Adhesives55,167,450

In 2017, Minnesota provided 1.54% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 19th among states with an amount of $1.99 billion.

The top three products included:

  • medical needles, catheters and parts
  • antisera and other blood fractions
  • adhesives based on rubber


Mississippi

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans109,695,163
2Cotton107,052,820
3Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate98,364,658
4Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks94,528,337
5Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)93,795,343
6Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts38,817,794
7Coloring Matter29,905,692
8Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length29,191,899
9Semiconductor Devices, Light-emitting Diodes17,984,174
10Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood16,859,161

In 2017, Mississippi provided 0.61% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 30th among states with an amount of $0.78 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • cotton
  • chemical wood pulp


Missouri

RankCommodity$ Value
1Lead Ores and Concentrates87,439,017
2Human Blood, Animal Blood, Antisera and Vaccines66,515,373
3Pork47,883,640
4Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood45,215,904
5Edible Offal, Bovine, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse45,053,576
6Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length38,521,326
7Bovine or Equine Leather36,551,889
8Copper Waste and Scrap36,321,175
9Air or Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Fans25,724,638
10Semiconductor Devices, Light-emitting Diodes25,314,918

In 2017, Missouri provided 0.72% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 27th among states with an amount of $0.93 billion.

The top three products included:

  • vaccines for veterinary medicine
  • non-coniferous wood
  • copper waste and scrap


Montana

RankCommodity$ Value
1Hydrogen, Rare Gases and Other Nonmetals25,623,145
2Hydrazine, Metal Oxides24,262,750
3Hydrides, Nitrides, Azides, Silicides and Borides19,309,978
4Automatic Regulating or Control Instruments9,500,991
5Leguminous Vegetables9,366,392
6Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts9,252,557
7Coal5,472,565
8Aluminum Waste and Scrap4,450,901
9Natural Steatite or Soapstone3,595,048
10Physical and Analytical Microtome3,515,022

In 2017, Montana provided 0.1% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 46th among states with an amount of $0.13 billion.

The top three products included:

  • machines and parts for manufacturing semiconductor devices
  • physical chemistry instruments
  • optical instruments


Nebraska

RankCommodity$ Value
1Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals174,976,698
2Bovine or Equine Leather43,952,675
3Salt42,505,643
4Electrical Apparatus for Switching31,772,151
5Soybeans25,926,056
6Frozen Meat of Bovine Animals14,758,453
7Electrical Apparatus Parts13,594,466
8Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters12,392,252
9Edible Offal, Bovine, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse11,899,302
10Machines Having Individual Functions (NESOI)11,799,467

In 2017, Nebraska provided 0.38% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 37th among states with an amount of $0.48 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • vaccines for veterinary medicine
  • syringes


Nevada

RankCommodity$ Value
1Copper Ores and Concentrates246,444,463
2Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts185,781,646
3Human Blood, Animal Blood, Antisera and Vaccines97,971,385
4Profile Project Machines27,447,372
5Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony23,259,466
6Semiconductor Devices, Light-emitting Diodes20,734,933
7Milk and Cream17,543,321
8Typewriter and Other Office Machine Parts13,115,137
9Coffee11,690,360
10Pumps for Liquids; Liquid Elevators; Parts Thereof11,002,267

In 2017, Nevada provided 0.62% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 28th among states with an amount of $0.8 billion.

The top three products included:

  • antisera and other blood fractions
  • electronic integrated circuits
  • processors and controllers, electronic integrated circuits


New Hampshire

RankCommodity$ Value
1Printing Machines93,009,646
2Insulated Cables and Wires; Optical Fiber Cables48,734,548
3Electrical Machinery with Individual Functions26,956,768
4Machine Tool Parts23,510,972
5Machine Tools for Material Removal by Laser16,493,201
6Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length15,248,727
7Crustaceans14,445,107
8Electrical Apparatus for Switching13,565,480
9Transmission Shafts, Bearings and Gears12,904,480
10Electric Filament or Discharge Lamps12,385,025

In 2017, New Hampshire provided 0.33% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 38th among states with an amount of $0.42 billion.

The top three products included:

  • oak wood
  • spectrometers and spectrophotometers
  • non-coniferous wood


New Jersey

RankCommodity$ Value
1Typewriter and Other Office Machine Parts98,153,864
2Unwrought Platinum86,190,751
3Articles of Jewelry70,403,900
4Beauty, Make-up and Skin-care Products66,706,489
5Copper Waste and Scrap52,767,584
6Books, Brochures and Similar Printed Matter50,254,663
7Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers44,891,130
8Physical and Analytical Microtome40,398,130
9Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts37,686,021
10Orthopedic Appliances; Artificial Body Parts; Hearing Aids36,232,705

In 2017, New Jersey provided 1.24% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 23rd among states with an amount of $1.59 billion.

The top three products included:

  • copper waste and scrap
  • digital adp units
  • paper and paperboard waste and scrap


New Mexico

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts697,675,716
2Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)143,460,674
3Copper Waste and Scrap24,646,738
4Doped Discs and Wafers Used in Electronics22,670,547
5Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony18,077,880
6Albumins Including Whey Proteins and Derivatives13,810,103
7Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers11,417,183
8Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts9,154,906
9Preparations Used in Animal Feeding6,530,916
10Whey and Milk Products5,716,268

In 2017, New Mexico provided 0.78% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 26th among states with an amount of $1.01 billion.

The top three products included:

  • processors and controllers, electronic integrated circuits
  • medical, surgical, dental and veterinary instruments
  • copper waste and scrap


New York

RankCommodity$ Value
1Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length174,697,278
2Machines for Assembling Electric Tubes169,317,087
3Paper and Paperboard Waste and Scrap161,722,715
4Ferrous Waste and Scrap145,046,276
5Copper Waste and Scrap144,366,253
6Compression-ignition Internal Combustion Piston Engines102,555,173
7Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood92,550,015
8Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters71,210,227
9Physical and Analytical Microtome66,547,549
10Aluminum Waste and Scrap60,423,651

In 2017, New York provided 2.46% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 11th among states with an amount of $3.17 billion.

The top three products included:

  • copper waste and scrap
  • paper and paperboard waste and scrap
  • oak wood


North Carolina

RankCommodity$ Value
1Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate258,921,380
2Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length163,815,446
3Tobacco and Tobacco Refuse156,303,066
4Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts89,530,063
5Edible Offal, Bovine, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse81,237,172
6Electrical Apparatus for Switching68,172,531
7Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts63,258,798
8Natural Sands57,953,264
9Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood57,441,535
10Pork56,143,412

In 2017, North Carolina provided 1.83% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 16th among states with an amount of $2.36 billion.

The top three products included:

  • chemical wood pulp
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • oak wood


North Dakota

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans28,229,977
2Self-propelled Bulldozers, Graders, Scrapers4,601,678
3Machine Parts3,532,956
4Lifting, Handling, Loading and Unloading Machines2,270,934
5Parts for Television, Radio and Radar Apparatus2,179,876
6Leguminous Vegetables1,627,837
7Flaxseed911,249
8Vegetables803,409
9Machinery for Sorting and Screening Minerals788,200
10Exports of Repaired Imports; Imports of Returned Exports610,360

In 2017, North Dakota provided 0.04% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 49th among states with an amount of $0.05 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • phone parts


Ohio

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans691,309,688
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts323,374,076
3Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles269,086,839
4Plastic Plates, Sheets and Films239,872,584
5Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length87,978,325
6X-ray Apparatus and Parts78,925,232
7Engine Parts68,885,028
8Petroleum Resins and Polysulfides63,844,386
9Turbojets, Turbopropellers and Gas Turbines52,840,572
10Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks51,921,365

In 2017, Ohio provided 3.02% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 8th among states with an amount of $3.89 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • gear boxes for cars


Oklahoma

RankCommodity$ Value
1Pork29,187,047
2Cotton24,749,229
3Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts20,323,948
4Artificial & Prepared Waxes19,030,822
5Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers12,499,884
6Unrecorded Media for Sound7,332,006
7Copper Waste and Scrap6,767,930
8Electromagnets and Permanent Magnets6,206,081
9Machines Having Individual Functions (NESOI)6,076,928
10Air or Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Fans5,743,176

In 2017, Oklahoma provided 0.17% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 43rd among states with an amount of $0.22 billion.

The top three products included:

  • cotton
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • digital adp storage units


Oregon

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts1,730,470,346
2Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts318,780,308
3Photo Film in Rolls Sensitized, Unexposed262,532,115
4Motor Cars and Vehicles196,593,201
5Semiconductor Devices, Light-emitting Diodes145,250,026
6Wheat and Meslin95,714,308
7Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers90,564,595
8Profile Project Machines75,124,288
9Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood67,716,204
10Sowing Seeds, Fruit and Spores66,196,158

In 2017, Oregon provided 3.05% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 7th among states with an amount of $3.93 billion.

The top three products included:

  • processors and controllers, electronic integrated circuits
  • machines and parts for manufacturing semiconductor devices
  • cars


Pennsylvania

RankCommodity$ Value
1Coal280,466,532
2Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length245,783,717
3Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers128,993,314
4Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood106,989,982
5Unwrought Platinum86,514,085
6Pumps for Liquids; Liquid Elevators; Parts Thereof83,864,200
7Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts76,312,965
8Electrical Apparatus for Switching44,241,924
9Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)42,707,549
10Machine Parts39,952,962

In 2017, Pennsylvania provided 1.98% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 14th among states with an amount of $2.55 billion.

The top three products included:

  • digital adp units
  • oak wood
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts


Rhode Island

RankCommodity$ Value
1Colloidal Metal16,077,296
2Electrical Machinery with Individual Functions13,752,089
3Mollusks11,776,562
4Base Metals Silver, Gold, Platinum11,572,594
5Taps, Cocks and Valves for Pipes and Tanks10,638,879
6Machines Having Individual Functions (NESOI)9,886,088
7Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts7,234,894
8Unwrought Platinum6,973,834
9Machinery for Working Rubber and Plastic6,593,854
10Ethyl Alcohol and Denatured Alcohol5,937,855

In 2017, Rhode Island provided 0.13% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 45th among states with an amount of $0.17 billion.

The top three products included:

  • electronic integrated circuits
  • copper waste and scrap
  • processors and controllers, electronic integrated circuits


South Carolina

RankCommodity$ Value
1Motor Cars and Vehicles2,362,982,776
2Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts2,003,591,637
3Nuclear Reactors and Fuel, Machines for Isotopic Separation169,728,279
4Parts and Access for Motor Vehicles121,438,909
5Chemical Wood Pulp, Soda or Sulfate81,765,408
6Photographic Plates and Film65,579,006
7Copper Waste and Scrap58,056,346
8Physical and Analytical Microtome56,201,424
9Turbojets, Turbopropellers and Gas Turbines55,300,883
10Pumps for Liquids; Liquid Elevators; Parts Thereof54,380,490

In 2017, South Carolina provided 4.83% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 5th among states with an amount of $6.22 billion.

The top three products included:

  • cars
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • gear boxes for cars


South Dakota

RankCommodity$ Value
1Lifting, Handling, Loading and Unloading Machines18,881,451
2Whey and Milk Products6,674,408
3Clays, Andalusite, Kyanite, Mullite6,330,960
4Animal Guts, Bladders, Stomachs and Other Parts4,320,000
5Plastic Plates, Sheets and Films4,304,570
6Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers3,006,645
7Air or Vacuum Pumps, Compressors and Fans2,072,282
8Self-propelled Bulldozers, Graders, Scrapers2,063,188
9Electric Transformers, Static Converters and Inductors, Adaptive Power Supplies2,003,830
10Soap1,625,973

In 2017, South Dakota provided 0.05% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 48th among states with an amount of $0.06 billion.

The top three products included:

  • digital adp units
  • radiators for cars
  • copper waste and scrap


Tennessee

RankCommodity$ Value
1Motor Cars and Vehicles208,873,923
2Cellulose and Chemical Derivatives165,750,863
3Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)159,303,572
4Orthopedic Appliances; Artificial Body Parts; Hearing Aids141,495,576
5Automatic Data Processing Machines; Magnetic Readers118,170,176
6Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters110,421,343
7Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length107,015,144
8Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts90,028,575
9Spark-Ignition or Rotary Internal Combustion Piston Engines82,826,385
10Physical and Analytical Microtome80,344,939

In 2017, Tennessee provided 1.94% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 15th among states with an amount of $2.5 billion.

The top three products included:

  • hybrid cars
  • medical, surgical, dental and veterinary instruments
  • digital adp units


Texas

RankCommodity$ Value
1Crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals3,551,564,712
2Petroleum Gases and Other Gaseous Hydrocarbons2,173,187,594
3Machines and Appliances for Manufacturing Semiconducting Boules and Parts688,703,697
4Polymers of Ethylene663,351,508
5Non-crude Oil from Petroleum and Bituminous Minerals540,998,085
6Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts517,785,605
7Grain Sorghum495,118,957
8Cotton475,789,729
9Cyclic Hydrocarbons383,612,690
10Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony349,429,604

In 2017, Texas provided 12.63% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 3rd among states with an amount of $16.28 billion.

The top three products included:

  • crude oil from petroleum and bituminous minerals
  • propane, liquefied
  • machines and parts for manufacturing semiconductor devices


Utah

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts153,360,169
2Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)50,114,663
3Rutabagas, Hay, Clover and Other Forage Products49,882,379
4X-ray Apparatus and Parts47,726,522
5Gold (Includes Platinum Plated)39,529,181
6Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals28,932,113
7Aluminum Waste and Scrap23,487,026
8Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzers19,319,669
9Articles of Pearl, Precious Stones18,294,314
10Personal Toilet, Shaving and Bath Products13,451,121

In 2017, Utah provided 0.57% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 31st among states with an amount of $0.73 billion.

The top three products included:

  • memories, electronic integrated circuits
  • medical needles, catheters and parts
  • safety airbags with inflator systems for cars


Vermont

RankCommodity$ Value
1Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts88,439,392
2Physical and Analytical Microtome14,405,018
3Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length13,394,107
4Whey and Milk Products11,452,543
5Fitness Equipment, Pools9,471,495
6Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood7,653,164
7Converters, Ladles, Ingot Molds and Casting Machines7,245,406
8Albumins Including Whey Proteins and Derivatives5,708,201
9Synthetic Monofil5,224,749
10Survey and Meteorology Instruments4,504,149

In 2017, Vermont provided 0.16% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 44th among states with an amount of $0.2 billion.

The top three products included:

  • electronic integrated circuits
  • spectrometers and spectrophotometers
  • oak wood


Virginia

RankCommodity$ Value
1Soybeans360,700,661
2Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length126,680,590
3Paper and Paperboard107,358,393
4Coal105,248,364
5Medicaments98,575,211
6Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood53,816,595
7Copper Waste and Scrap50,400,238
8Aluminum Waste and Scrap42,326,532
9Self-adhesive Plates, Sheets, Films of Plastics39,989,361
10Electronic Integrated Circuit and Micro-Assembly Parts35,361,146

In 2017, Virginia provided 1.34% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 22nd among states with an amount of $1.72 billion.

The top three products included:

  • soybeans
  • antibiotics
  • oak wood


Washington

RankCommodity$ Value
1Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts10,436,562,112
2Soybeans3,719,184,594
3Motor Cars and Vehicles932,753,313
4Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood362,708,432
5Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)303,647,775
6Wheat and Meslin248,570,969
7Copper Ores and Concentrates138,953,623
8Chemical Wood Pulp119,221,796
9Apricots, Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Sloes105,140,265
10Rutabagas, Hay, Clover and Other Forage Products103,656,524

In 2017, Washington provided 14.19% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 1st among states with an amount of $18.28 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • soybeans
  • cars


West Virginia

RankCommodity$ Value
1Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length104,440,225
2Polyethers, Epoxides and Polyesters60,699,493
3Polymers of Propylene or Other Olefins46,346,384
4Reaction Initiators, Accelerators and Catalysts43,473,238
5Polyamides32,036,630
6Wood in the Rough, Stripped or not of Sapwood30,972,260
7Nickel Plates, Sheets, Strip and Foil23,906,916
8Polymers of Ethylene23,806,487
9Physical and Analytical Microtome17,652,481
10Polymers of Vinyl Chloride15,221,777

In 2017, West Virginia provided 0.41% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 36th among states with an amount of $0.53 billion.

The top three products included:

  • oak wood
  • polymers of ethylene
  • non-coniferous wood


Wisconsin

RankCommodity$ Value
1Civilian Aircraft, Engines and Parts185,787,077
2X-ray Apparatus and Parts169,003,764
3Medical, Surgical, Dental and Vet Instruments (Non-electric)118,761,872
4Special Purpose Motor Vehicles72,666,183
5Sliced Wood, Sawn or Chipped Length64,114,829
6Raw Hides and Skins of Bovine or Equine Animals47,828,062
7Whey and Milk Products46,805,289
8Physical and Analytical Microtome41,966,570
9Electric Transformers, Static Converters and Inductors, Adaptive Power Supplies37,722,314
10Machines Having Individual Functions (NESOI)35,875,760

In 2017, Wisconsin provided 1.34% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 21st among states with an amount of $1.73 billion.

The top three products included:

  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • electro-diagnostic apparatus
  • oak wood


Wyoming

RankCommodity$ Value
1Hydrogen, Rare Gases and Other Nonmetals18,323,317
2Carbonates, Peroxocarbonates, Commercial Ammonium Carbonate15,179,067
3Machines for Testing Mechanical Properties of Materials817,460
4Clays, Andalusite, Kyanite, Mullite439,940
5Electric Apparatus and Parts for Line Telephony367,874
6Natural Bitumen179,964
7Residues of Starch or Sugar168,167
8Articles of Stone or Other Mineral Substances156,367
9Binders for Molds and Chemical Products152,183
10Acrylic Polymers103,274

In 2017, Wyoming provided 0.03% of the total value of U.S. commodities exported to China, ranking 50th among states with an amount of $0.04 billion.

The top three products included:

  • phone parts
  • civilian aircraft, engines and parts
  • spectrometers and spectrophotometers

Methodology

State export values to China from 2017 were retrieved from the US Census Bureau. Tables show 4-Digit HS commodities while bullet-point lists show 6-Digit HS commodities. The export values in our study are listed by state of export origin according to the U.S. census bureau and may not necessarily reflect the product's original state origin as mentioned by the U.S. census here.

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