International companies that buy USA virtual toll free numbers for their businesses establish remote, virtual offices in the USA without having to open offices there. The virtual offices give those companies a USA presence. Calls to the virtual number are toll free even though they may reach destinations around the world.

The USA is a very large and diverse country. Therefore, it is sometimes hard for companies to decide where to locate their USA virtual toll free numbers. One way to do this is to match a company’s business area to the imports and exports of the USA. The following sections give guidance on the regions that generate the exports or utilize the imported goods. Finding good matches will help companies buy USA virtual toll free numbers that maximize customer contacts.

In 2016, USA exports were $1.456 trillion, and imports were $2.208 trillion. Export categories were:

  • Foods, Feeds, and Beverages, $131 million
  • Industrial Supplies, $396 million
  • Capital Goods, $520 million
  • Automotive Vehicles, etc., $150 million
  • Consumer Goods, $194 million
  • Other, $60 million

Note that details do not equal totals due to seasonal adjustment and rounding.

Import categories for 2016 were:

  • Foods, Feeds, and Beverages, $131 million
  • Industrial Supplies, $443 million
  • Capital Goods, $590 million
  • Automotive Vehicles, etc., $350 million
  • Consumer Goods, $584 million
  • Other, $91 million

Note that details do not equal totals due to seasonal adjustment and rounding.

Capital Goods

As shown above, Capital Goods (aircraft, computers, motor vehicle parts, telecommunications equipment, and transistors) make up the USA’s largest import and export category. Aircraft are the largest exports of Washington, California, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, and Connecticut. Aircraft parts and engines are the largest imports of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Connecticut. For aircraft businesses, those are the states in which to buy USA virtual toll free numbers.

The states whose largest exports are other capital goods include Hawaii (airplane parts), Oregon (electronics), Idaho (chips), New Mexico (electronics), Wisconsin (tractors), Tennessee (medicinal appliances), Delaware (arms), New Hampshire (phones), and Vermont (electronics). The states with the largest amount of imports that include other capital goods include Idaho (chips), Arizona (electronics), New Mexico (computer parts), Tennessee (laptops), North Carolina (laptops), Virginia (printer parts), and Vermont (electronics). These states are candidates for companies trading in capital goods to buy USA virtual toll free numbers.

Industrial Supplies

Industrial Supplies include crude oil, petroleum products, coal and other fuels, metals, materials, textiles, and chemicals. The states with the highest number of exports are in this category are Alaska (zinc), Montana (coal), Wyoming (soda ash), Nevada (gold), Utah (gold), North Dakota (crude), Texas (petrol), Illinois (gasoline), Mississippi (petrol), West Virginia (coal), Pennsylvania (coal), New Jersey (petrol), Rhode Island (iron and steel waste), and Massachusetts (gold). The states with the greatest amount of imports are crude include Hawaii, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The states having the largest number of imports of other fuels include Alaska (petrol), Iowa (natural gas), Florida (petrol), Massachusetts (gasoline), New Hampshire (gasoline), and Maine (gasoline). The states whose largest imports are other industrial supplies are Nevada (chemicals), Utah (gold), Indiana (chemicals) and West Virginia (polyester components). These states are candidates for companies dealing with industrial supplies to buy USA virtual toll free numbers.

Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods include art, cell phones and household goods, apparel and rugs, cookware and glassware, pharmaceutical preparations, pleasure boats, furnishings, televisions and video equipment, tobacco products, sports gear and toys, jewelry, gems, and diamonds. The states whose largest exports are consumer goods include Minnesota (needles), Indiana (meds), Delaware (meds), and New York (diamonds). The states whose largest imports are consumer goods are Wisconsin (sweaters), Maryland (meds), and New York (diamonds). If your company deals in consumer goods, consider the states in this section when you buy USA virtual toll free numbers.

Automotive Equipment

The Automotive Equipment category includes passenger cars, buses, trucks, special purpose vehicles, auto parts and engines, car bodies and chassis, auto accessories, and tires. The states with the largest number of exports are automotive equipment include Missouri (trucks), Michigan (trucks), Alabama (cars), South Carolina (cars) and Maryland (cars). The states with the largest amount of imports are automotive equipment are Oregon (cars), California (cars), Michigan (cars), Georgia (cars), New Jersey (cars), and Rhode Island (cars). The states in this section are candidates for companies dealing in automotive equipment to buy USA virtual toll free numbers.

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages

In addition to food, this category includes alcohol, beer, wine, grains, beans, oilseeds and food oils, and animal feeds. The states that have the largest number of exports are foods, feeds, and beverages include Colorado (beef), Nebraska (beef), South Dakota (soybean oil), Iowa (corn), Virginia (soybeans), and Maine (lobsters). The states whose largest imports are in this category include North Dakota (seeds), South Dakota (beef), and Nebraska (cattle). Companies that deal in food, feeds, and beverages may consider the states in the section when they buy USA virtual toll free numbers.