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States with the most significant trade ties to Mexico

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    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.

    Click here to find out the states with the most significant trade ties to Canada

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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

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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)

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    #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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    #42. New York

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $6.5 billion (3.2% of New York trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $3.1 billion (4.2% of New York exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.3 billion (2.6% of New York imports)

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    #41. Delaware

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $510 million (4.2% of Delaware trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $327.3 million (7.2% of Delaware exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $182.7 million (2.4% of Delaware imports)

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    #40. West Virginia

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $444.7 million (4.2% of West Virginia trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $238.4 million (3.3% of West Virginia exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $206.4 million (6.1% of West Virginia imports)

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    #39. Idaho

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $415.3 million (4.4% of Idaho trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $231.4 million (6% of Idaho exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $183.9 million (3.3% of Idaho imports)

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    #38. North Dakota

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $378.5 million (4.7% of North Dakota trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $243.9 million (4.6% of North Dakota exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $134.6 million (4.9% of North Dakota imports)

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    #37. Nevada

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.2 billion (4.7% of Nevada trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $606.6 million (5% of Nevada exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $546.6 million (4.4% of Nevada imports)

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    #36. Virginia

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.3 billion (5% of Virginia trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.1 billion (6.4% of Virginia exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.2 billion (4.1% of Virginia imports)

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    #35. New Jersey

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $7.5 billion (5.1% of New Jersey trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.8 billion (8.1% of New Jersey exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $4.7 billion (4.1% of New Jersey imports)

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    #34. New Hampshire

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $919.9 million (5.6% of New Hampshire trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $481.3 million (9.3% of New Hampshire exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $438.6 million (3.9% of New Hampshire imports)

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    #33. Maryland

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.6 billion (6.2% of Maryland trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $376.7 million (4.1% of Maryland exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $2.2 billion (6.7% of Maryland imports)

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    #32. Florida

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $9.8 billion (7.5% of Florida trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $3.1 billion (5.6% of Florida exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $6.7 billion (8.9% of Florida imports)

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    #31. Pennsylvania

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $9.5 billion (7.8% of Pennsylvania trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $4.1 billion (10.6% of Pennsylvania exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $5.4 billion (6.5% of Pennsylvania imports)

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    #30. Georgia

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $10.5 billion (8.1% of Georgia trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $3.6 billion (9.7% of Georgia exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $6.9 billion (7.5% of Georgia imports)

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    #29. Minnesota

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $4.4 billion (8.8% of Minnesota trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.4 billion (11.8% of Minnesota exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $2 billion (6.7% of Minnesota imports)

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    #28. Oklahoma

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.3 billion (8.8% of Oklahoma trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $526.6 million (9.7% of Oklahoma exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $807.8 million (8.3% of Oklahoma imports)

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    #27. South Carolina

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $6.3 billion (9% of South Carolina trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.7 billion (8.3% of South Carolina exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.6 billion (9.7% of South Carolina imports)

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    #26. Louisiana

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $8.6 billion (9.1% of Louisiana trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $7.4 billion (13.1% of Louisiana exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.2 billion (3.3% of Louisiana imports)

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    #25. Arkansas

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.5 billion (9.7% of Arkansas trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $846.5 million (13.4% of Arkansas exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $661.5 million (7.1% of Arkansas imports)

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    #24. Mississippi

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.6 billion (9.8% of Mississippi trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $960.9 million (8.6% of Mississippi exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.6 billion (10.7% of Mississippi imports)

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    #23. Kentucky

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $7.7 billion (9.9% of Kentucky trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.1 billion (6.9% of Kentucky exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $5.6 billion (11.9% of Kentucky imports)

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    #22. Massachusetts

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $6.3 billion (10.1% of Massachusetts trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.6 billion (9.3% of Massachusetts exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.7 billion (10.8% of Massachusetts imports)

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    #21. North Carolina

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $8.3 billion (10.4% of North Carolina trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $3.6 billion (10.9% of North Carolina exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $4.7 billion (10% of North Carolina imports)

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    #20. Tennessee

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $11.8 billion (10.5% of Tennessee trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $4.7 billion (14.1% of Tennessee exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $7.1 billion (8.9% of Tennessee imports)

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    #19. Connecticut

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $3.5 billion (10.6% of Connecticut trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1 billion (7% of Connecticut exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $2.5 billion (13.4% of Connecticut imports)

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    #18. Indiana

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $9.9 billion (10.7% of Indiana trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $5.1 billion (13.4% of Indiana exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $4.8 billion (8.8% of Indiana imports)

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    #17. Illinois

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $22 billion (11% of Illinois trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $9.9 billion (15.2% of Illinois exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $12.2 billion (8.9% of Illinois imports)

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    #16. Kansas

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.5 billion (11.3% of Kansas trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.9 billion (16.9% of Kansas exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $579.8 million (5.4% of Kansas imports)

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    #15. California

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $73.1 billion (11.9% of California trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $26.7 billion (15.5% of California exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $46.4 billion (10.5% of California imports)

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    #14. Wisconsin

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $6.1 billion (12.3% of Wisconsin trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $3.2 billion (14.3% of Wisconsin exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $2.9 billion (10.6% of Wisconsin imports)

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    #13. Ohio

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $14.8 billion (12.5% of Ohio trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $6.5 billion (13% of Ohio exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $8.2 billion (12.2% of Ohio imports)

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    #12. Colorado

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.9 billion (13.7% of Colorado trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.3 billion (16.3% of Colorado exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.6 billion (12.1% of Colorado imports)

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    #11. Alabama

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $6.5 billion (14.3% of Alabama trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.9 billion (13.3% of Alabama exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.6 billion (15.2% of Alabama imports)

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    #10. Iowa

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $3.5 billion (15.5% of Iowa trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.2 billion (16.9% of Iowa exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $1.2 billion (13.4% of Iowa imports)

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    #9. Utah

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $4 billion (15.6% of Utah trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $684.2 million (5.9% of Utah exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.3 billion (23.7% of Utah imports)

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    #8. Nebraska

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $1.7 billion (15.9% of Nebraska trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.5 billion (21% of Nebraska exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $229.7 million (6.1% of Nebraska imports)

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    #7. Missouri

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $5.7 billion (17.3% of Missouri trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $2.6 billion (18.1% of Missouri exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $3.2 billion (16.8% of Missouri imports)

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    #6. South Dakota

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $428.8 million (17.4% of South Dakota trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $345 million (25.3% of South Dakota exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $83.8 million (7.6% of South Dakota imports)

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    #5. Rhode Island

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.4 billion (20.8% of Rhode Island trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $220.8 million (9.2% of Rhode Island exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $2.2 billion (23.8% of Rhode Island imports)

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    #4. Michigan

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $65.5 billion (32.7% of Michigan trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $12.5 billion (20.9% of Michigan exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $53 billion (37.8% of Michigan imports)

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    #3. Texas

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $187.1 billion (35.5% of Texas trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $97.3 billion (36.8% of Texas exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $89.8 billion (34.1% of Texas imports)

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    #2. New Mexico

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $2.2 billion (36.5% of New Mexico trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $1.6 billion (43.8% of New Mexico exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $564.1 million (24.8% of New Mexico imports)

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    #1. Arizona

    Total trade with Mexico in 2017: $15.5 billion (37.4% of Arizona trade)

    2017 exports to Mexico: $7.6 billion (36.3% of Arizona exports)

    2017 imports from Mexico: $7.9 billion (38.5% of Arizona imports)

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