10 Countries We Import From the Most (China Isn’t No. 1 Anymore)

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We’re all familiar with the “Made in China” label; it’s on all kinds of products, including millions of dollars worth of American flags. But believe it or not, China isn’t the country we import the most goods from.

The U.S. Department of Commerce keeps track of the value of goods imported from other countries. Recently released data shows that, as of 2023, China is no longer the top trade partner for imports.

Following are the countries from which the U.S. imported the highest value of goods in 2023.

10. Ireland

Dublin, Ireland
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $82.6 billion
  • 2023: $82.3 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 0.3% decline

The most valuable products exported from Ireland include integrated circuits — often called microchips — medicines and medical equipment, according to the CIA World Factbook‘s most recent data.

9. India

Mumbai, India
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $85.5 billion
  • 2023: $83.8 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 2.1% decline

India is known for exporting refined petroleum — which may include gasoline, kerosene, and other fuel oils — in addition to diamonds, jewelry and rice. The U.S. also imports a significant amount of packaged medications, house linens and crustaceans from India, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC), an online platform that compiles trade data.

8. Taiwan

Liuhe Night Market in Xinxing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $91.7 billion
  • 2023: $87.8 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 4.3% decline

Taiwan’s top exports include microchips, liquid crystal displays, computers and machine parts as well as refined petroleum.

7. Vietnam

Shipping containers at a port in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $127.5 billion
  • 2023: $114.4 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 10.2% decline

What’s made in Vietnam for other countries? Broadcasting equipment, telephones, microchips, footwear and furniture are all top categories, according to the CIA. Apparel, toys and plastics are also imported to the U.S. from Vietnam in significant quantities, the website Trading Economics says.

6. South Korea

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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $115.4 billion
  • 2023: $116.2 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 0.7% increase

South Korea’s major exports include cars and car parts, refined petroleum, ships and telephones.

5. Japan

Mount Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $148.1 billion
  • 2023: $147.3 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 0.5% decline

You can probably guess the top categories from Japan — the country has long been known for its cars and machines. It also provides photo lab equipment, vehicles for construction and microchips.

4. Germany

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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $146.6 billion
  • 2023: $159.7 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 8.9% increase

Top German exports include cars, planes, industrial machinery, medicine and medical equipment.

3. Canada

Vancouver, Canada
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $436.6 billion
  • 2023: $421.1 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 3.5% decline

Our neighbor to the north counts crude petroleum, natural gas, gold, lumber and cars as its major exports.

2. China

Pedestrian street in the Luohu district of Shenzhen, China
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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $536.3 billion
  • 2023: $427.2 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 20.3% decline

Thanks to a substantial decline in imports to the U.S. for 2023, China is no longer the top U.S. trade partner. In a country that exports seemingly everything, China’s top categories are broadcasting equipment, computers, microchips, office machinery and phones. However, some of the country’s electronic products and phones have been banned from the U.S. because of national security concerns.

1. Mexico

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Value of goods imported from this country in:

  • 2022: $454.8 billion
  • 2023: $475.6 billion

Change in import value from 2022 to 2023: 4.6% increase

America’s new best friend for goods is our neighbor to the south. Mexico offers the world cars and car parts, computers, delivery trucks, crude petroleum, insulated wiring and more. The U.S. also buys about 80% of Mexico’s agricultural exports, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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