U.S. – Mexico Trade

Mexico and the U.S. have a strong and deeply rooted economic relationship; the U.S. is Mexico’s largest partner in terms of trade, while Mexico consistently ranks as one of the United States’ top three economic partners.






  • In 2020, Mexico ranked as the U.S.’ second biggest trading partner, reaching a total of 538.1 billion U.S. dollars.





  • Mexico purchases 14.9% of the United States' total exports, which is equivalent to $212.7 billion dollars.



  • Mexico is one of the top 3 export markets for 29 states of the U.S.


  • In 2020, Mexico was the United States' 2nd largest source of imports.

  • The United States had an estimated services trade surplus of $3.1 billion with Mexico in 2019.



  • More than 5 million American jobs depend on trade with Mexico.

  • The number of American jobs supported by trade with Mexico is equivalent to the populations of Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, D.C., Vermont, and Wyoming combined.



  • There are 60 ports of entry along the length of the border, which is approximately 1,933 miles or 3,111 kilometers.

  • Every day 427,000 vehicles, 30,000 trucks and 1,000,000 people cross the border between Mexico and the U.S.

  • The border region represents a combined population of around 15 million people.

  • More than half of the United States’ total exports to Mexico can be attributed to the four U.S. states along the Mexico-U.S. border.