What Does the United States Export the Most Of?

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The top export for the United States in 2013 was material goods, including machines, engines and electrical equipment. In total, the U.S. exported $2,272 trillion in goods and services.

Additional top U.S. exports to the world include:

  • Oil
  • Vehicles
  • Aircraft and spacecraft
  • Medical and technical equipment
  • Gems, precious metals and coins
  • Plastics
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals

The fastest growing U.S. exports for 2013 include furskins and artificial fur, dairy, eggs, honey, oil and sugar. Twelve percent of exports are consumer goods, such as cell phones and gem diamonds, while automobiles make up 10 percent of all exported goods. Services like passenger travel products, royalties and license fees, passenger fares, and government and military contracts amount for a third of U.S. exports.