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States with the most significant trade ties to Mexico

  • States with the most significant trade ties to Mexico

    The United States and Mexico have had a strenuous relationship in recent years, much of which has to do with inflammatory comments U.S. President Donald Trump has made about citizens of the U.S.’ southern neighbors. In spite of ever-increasing political tensions, Mexico remains the U.S.’ third-biggest trade partner in 2018, only narrowly beat by China and Canada, at just under 15% of the U.S.’ total trade operations.

    The United States exports a wide variety of goods and services down south, the likes of which include electrical machinery, oil, vehicles, and plastic from Mexican manufacturers. Each state has varying needs and strengths in its unique economy—those specificities, along with the fact that certain states exist in greater proximity to the border, indicates that some states will have stronger trade partnerships with Mexico than others.

    Using data from the United States Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the U.S. states, and Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with the most significant trade ties to Mexico. The list sorts each state according to the percentage of its 2017 global imports and exports through Mexico—read on to discover how much of each state’s economy is stimulated by the U.S.’ neighbors south of the Rio Grande.

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  • #52. Hawaii

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.5 million (<0.1% of Hawaii trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.5 million (0.2% of Hawaii exports)

    Mexico is not a top 25 importer to Hawaii

  • #51. Alaska

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $41.3 million (0.6% of Alaska trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $21.3 million (0.4% of Alaska exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $20 million (1.2% of Alaska imports)

  • #50. Maine

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $119.7 million (2% of Maine trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $51.7 million (2% of Maine exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $67.9 million (2.1% of Maine imports)

  • #49. District of Columbia

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $41.4 million (2.1% of District of Columbia trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $18.6 million (1.3% of District of Columbia exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $22.8 million (4.7% of District of Columbia imports)

  • #48. Vermont

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $136.4 million (2.1% of Vermont trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $84 million (3% of Vermont exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $52.5 million (1.4% of Vermont imports)

  • #47. Puerto Rico

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $846.4 million (2.5% of Puerto Rico trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $392.6 million (2.5% of Puerto Rico exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $453.8 million (2.5% of Puerto Rico imports)

  • #46. Wyoming

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $52.6 million (2.6% of Wyoming trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $23.7 million (2% of Wyoming exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $28.9 million (3.4% of Wyoming imports)

  • #45. Washington

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $3.3 billion (2.6% of Washington trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2 billion (2.6% of Washington exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.3 billion (2.6% of Washington imports)

  • #44. Montana

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $157.6 million (2.7% of Montana trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $42.3 million (2.6% of Montana exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $115.4 million (2.7% of Montana imports)

  • #43. Oregon

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.3 billion (3.1% of Oregon trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $377.6 million (1.7% of Oregon exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $875.9 million (4.8% of Oregon imports)

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