Flag United States / Mexico Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $237B, Rnk 1 / 215

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $28.6B, Refined Petroleum

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $340B, Rnk 1 / 196

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $34.8B, Cars

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.57, Rnk 9 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.13, Rnk 21 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $20.5T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 39.6%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $1.22T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 9.97%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $62,795, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 29.8%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $9,673, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): -3.43%, CURRENT US$
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United States-Mexico: In 2018, United States exported $237B to Mexico. The main products exported from United States to Mexico were Refined Petroleum ($28.6B), Vehicle Parts ($16.6B), and Office Machine Parts ($11.4B). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to Mexico have increased at an annualized rate of 7.06%, from $49.3B in 1995 to $237B in 2018. In 2011, United States exported services to Mexico worth $21.7B, with Travel ($13.4B), Transportation ($4.09B), and Royalties and license fees ($3.05B) being the largest in terms of value.

Mexico-United States: In 2018, Mexico exported $340B to United States. The main products exported from Mexico to United States were Cars ($34.8B), Computers ($26.3B), and Vehicle Parts ($25B). During the last 23 years the exports of Mexico to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 7.67%, from $62.1B in 1995 to $340B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, United States ranked 9 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.57), and 3 in total exports ($1.44T). That same year, Mexico ranked 21 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.13), and 11 in total exports ($441B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, United States was ranked 10 with a GDP Per Capita of $62,795, and Mexico was ranked 79 with a GDP Per Capita of $9,673.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, United States exported $237B to Mexico. The main products exported from United States to Mexico were Refined Petroleum ($28.6B), Vehicle Parts ($16.6B), and Office Machine Parts ($11.4B). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to Mexico have increased at an annualized rate of 7.06%, from $49.3B in 1995 to $237B in 2018.

In 2018, Mexico exported $340B to United States. The main products exported from Mexico to United States were Cars ($34.8B), Computers ($26.3B), and Vehicle Parts ($25B). During the last 23 years the exports of Mexico to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 7.67%, from $62.1B in 1995 to $340B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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United States
Top Destination
: Mexico, $237B

Mexico
Top Destination
: United States, $340B

This map shows whether countries import more from United States or Mexico. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from United States and Mexico or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2018, countries that imported more from United States than Mexico were Canada ($190B), China ($119B), and Japan ($73.5B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Mexico than United States were Cuba ($418M), Guam ($1.4M), and Northern Mariana Islands ($52.9k).

Comparative Advantage United States - Mexico

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This chart compares trade between United States and Mexico by product, considering products traded by both, United States and Mexico.

During 2018, United States had a large net trade with Mexico in the exports of Machines ($75.5B), Mineral Products ($37.6B), and Transportation ($23.1B).

During 2018, Mexico had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Machines ($136B), Transportation ($95.5B), and Instruments ($16.9B).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between United States and Mexico (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from United States that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Mexico were Ground-nuts otherwise prepared or preserved (65.9%) and Yogurt (20%).

In 2017, the products from Mexico that paid the highest import tariffs to enter United States were Footwear, rubber, plastic, straps fix to sole by plug (30%) and Sports footwear, sole rubber or plastic, upper textil (26.7%).

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*The tariffs present between United States and Mexico are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
142: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
142: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between United States and Mexico. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

To create custom forecast, or modify the parameters of the forecasting model, visit our Forecast Section.

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Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2011, United States exported services to Mexico worth $21.7B, with Travel ($13.4B), Transportation ($4.09B), and Royalties and license fees ($3.05B) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more United States has comparative advantage over Mexico. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Mexico has comparative advantage over United States.