What Types of Products Does the United States Export To Other Countries and How Much Food Is Exported?

Machinery and transportation equipment, especially airplanes, computers, and cars and trucks, top the list of products the United States exports to other countries.

Also important are manufactured items, metal, paper, textile fibers, metal ores, chemicals, and plastics.

Even though about one-third of the food exported in the world comes from U.S. farms, agriculture is not a large part of U.S. trade with other countries.

Agriculture is a major industry in the United States and the country is a net exporter of food.

With vast regions of temperate arable land, technologically advanced agriculture, the United States controls almost half of world grain exports.

Products include wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables, cotton, beef, pork, poultry, fish, and dairy products.

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