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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Illinois. In November 2023 Illinois was the number 5 in total exports and the number 3 in total imports in United States.

Exports In 2022, United States' Illinois exported $78.2B, making it the 5th largest exporter out of the 53 exporters in United States. In 2022 the top exports of Illinois were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($3.47B), Medicaments nes, in dosage ($3.27B), Antisera and other blood fractions ($2.2B), Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($2.11B), and Electric motor Vehicles ($2.06B).

Imports In 2022, United States' Illinois imported $244B, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 53 importers in United States. In 2022 top imports of Illinois were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($50.5B), Smartphones ($26.8B), Portable Computers under 10kg with Keyboard... ($14.1B), Commodities not specified according to kind ($9.78B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage ($8.04B).

Economic Complexity In 2022, the highest complexity exports of Illinois according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.78), X-Ray Equipment (1.5), Tensile Testing Machines (1.46), Gaskets (1.23), Laboratory Reagents (1.18), Abrasive Powder (1.02), Pastes and Waxes (1), Other Engines (0.89), Chemically Pure Sugars (0.89), and Locomotive Parts (0.78). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Historical Data

Yearly Exports

Color
Depth
Top Destination (2022)Canada$23.8B
Top Product (2022)Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles$3.47B

In 2022 the top export destinations of Illinois were Canada ($23.8B), Mexico ($11.5B), Australia ($4.55B), Germany ($4.28B), and China ($4.03B).

In 2022 the top exports of Illinois were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($3.47B), Medicaments nes, in dosage ($3.27B), Antisera and other blood fractions ($2.2B), Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($2.11B), and Electric motor Vehicles ($2.06B).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Mexico $151M (16.3%)
India $100M (97%)
Netherlands $81.2M (56.1%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Canada -$349M (-18%)
China -$119M (-25.3%)
Australia -$85.7M (-21%)

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Yearly Imports

Color
Depth
Top Origin (2022)Canada$68.3B

In 2022 the top import origins of Illinois were Canada ($68.3B), China ($65.1B), Mexico ($18.3B), Germany ($12.6B), and Japan ($8.99B).

In 2022 the top imports of Illinois were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($50.5B), Smartphones ($26.8B), Portable Computers under 10kg with Keyboard... ($14.1B), Commodities not specified according to kind ($9.78B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage ($8.04B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Canada $916M (16.6%)
Hungary $373M (455%)
India $302M (88.8%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
China -$145M (-3.2%)
Spain -$96.9M (-49%)
South Korea -$92.4M (-24.2%)

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Economic Complexity

Economic Complexity of Illinois

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Economic Complexity (2022)0.37

Illinois ranks 16th out of the 53 states and territories in United States according to ECI.

The Economic Complexity Index, or ECI, is a measure of an economy’s capacity which can be inferred from data connecting locations to the activities that are present in them. For more info about Economic Complexity, visit the Economic Complexity page.

Estimated using exports data.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Illinois already has a comparative advantage, are led by Nickel Bars (0.38), Liquid Fuel Furnaces (0.37), Orthopedic Appliances (0.37), Machines for additive manufacturing (0.37), and Spark-Ignition Engines (0.37).

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Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Illinois according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.78), X-Ray Equipment (1.5), Tensile Testing Machines (1.46), Gaskets (1.23), Laboratory Reagents (1.18), Abrasive Powder (1.02), Pastes and Waxes (1), Other Engines (0.89), Chemically Pure Sugars (0.89), and Locomotive Parts (0.78). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Starch Residue (52.98), Antifreeze (15.34), Chemically Pure Sugars (14.41), Breathing Appliances (12.19), and Gaskets (12.10).

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Product Space

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since Illinois is more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

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Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of  Illinois. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Illinois exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a territory's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.

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