Mapped: The Top U.S. Imports by State


This post is by Carmen Ang from Visual Capitalist


Map of the most common import in each U.S. state

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Mapped: The Top U.S. Imports by State

In 2021, the U.S. brought in approximately $2.83 trillion worth of goods from its various international trading partners.

But what types of goods are most commonly imported throughout different parts of America? This graphic by OnDeck shows the top import in every U.S. state, using January 2022 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Most Popular Categories of U.S. Imports

Petroleum is the most popular import in 12 states, making it the most common import across America. In 2021, about 72% of imported petroleum was crude oil, which was then domestically refined into products like gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel.

StateTop Import
AlabamaPetroleum
AlaskaPetroleum
ArizonaAircraft
ArkansasAircraft
CaliforniaVehicles
ColoradoPetroleum
ConnecticutSilver
DelawareMedicine
FloridaNucleic Acids
GeorgiaVehicles
HawaiiPetroleum
IdahoData Processing Parts
IllinoisTelephones
IndianaMedicine
IowaRoad Tractors
KansasAircraft
KentuckyVaccines and Antibodies
LouisianaPetroleum
MaineLight Oils
MarylandVehicles
MassachusettsLight Oils
MichiganVehicles
MinnesotaPetroleum
MississippiPetroleum
MissouriPetroleum
MontanaPetroleum
NebraskaNucleic Acids
NevadaElectrical Processors
New HampshireAircraft
New JerseyMedicine
New MexicoData Processing Parts
New YorkPrecious Metal
North CarolinaVaccines and Antibodies
North DakotaPlatinum
OhioMedicine
OklahomaPetroleum
OregonSemiconductor Machines
PennsylvaniaMedicine
Rhode IslandVehicles
South CarolinaUranium
South DakotaCow Meat
TennesseeMedicine
TexasPetroleum
UtahGold
VermontElectrical Energy
VirginiaPrinter Parts
WashingtonVehicles
West VirginiaAircraft
WisconsinVaccines
WyomingPetroleum

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