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The states with the most to lose from a China trade war

China was the United States' biggest trading partner in 2016. Trade between the two countries totaled $578 billion, or 21% of all U.S. foreign trade. This cartogram breaks down the total value of Chinese exports by state, with the size of each state representing total export value, and color showing the percentage of total foreign exports that go to China.

Why it matters: Although the Trump administration has delayed plans to take aggressive steps on Chinese IP theft, a retaliatory move from Beijing could have economic effects that will be felt across the country.

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Cartogram: Lazaro Gamio / Axios