What Is America's Largest Export?

What Is America's Largest Export?

What Is America's Largest Export?

In 2013, the largest American export was engines and machines, which accounted for 13.5 percent of total exports which were valued at $213.5 billion. This placed America second in worldwide exports.

Since 2009, America's exports rose 49.4 percent and accounted for $1.579 trillion worth of goods exported globally. Following engine exports are electronics, oil, vehicles, aircraft and medical equipment. Gems, metals, plastic, organic chemicals and pharmaceuticals each account for less than 5 percent of exported goods. The top 10 exports accounted for 58.4 percent of global shipments overall value. The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Database estimates that America's GDP reached $16.724 trillion in 2013. Based on those statistics, approximately 9.4 percent of the total US economic output resulted from these exports.