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What are some of the United States' biggest imports and exports?

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The United States' biggest imports include cars, computers, crude petroleum and packaged medications, and the biggest exports include cars, refined petroleum, aircraft and packaged medications, as of 2015. The United States is the top exporter of delivery trucks, gas turbines, and human or animal blood.

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The United States imports $149 billion in cars, trucks and SUVs annually. It imports $97 billion in computers, $94 billion in crude petroleum and $46 billion in packaged medications. It exports $53 billion in automobiles, $51 billion in refined petroleum, $39 billion in aircraft and $37 billion in packaged medications.

Twenty-two percent of the United States' annual imports come from China, with a total value of $397 billion. Fourteen percent of its imports come from Mexico, with a value of $244 billion, and 9 percent comes from Canada, at a value of $176 billion.

Canada receives 13 percent of the United States' exports, with a value of $159 billion annually. Mexico receives 11 percent with a value of $137 billion, and China receives 9 percent with a value of $113 billion.

Additional major imports include broadcasting equipment with an annual value of $45 billion, refined petroleum at $45 billion and vehicle parts at $34 billion. Additional exports include gold with an annual value of $27 billion, soybeans at $23 billion and integrated circuits at $19 billion.

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