The Mexican president’s early visit to the Trump White House underscores the importance that Mexico City places on having smooth relations with the new U.S. administration, despite candidate Trump’s many broadsides against Mexico and Mexicans.According to a statement released by the Mexican government, Peña Nieto told Trump on Saturday that he hopes to work together “with a focus on respect for the sovereignty of both nations and shared responsibility.”
Mexico was the United States’ 2nd largest goods export market in 2015.U.S. goods exports to Mexico in 2015 were $236 billion, down 1.6% ($3.9 billion) from 2014 but up 97% from 2005.U.S. exports to Mexico are up 468% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA).U.S. exports to Mexico account for 15.7% of overall U.S. exports in 2015.The top export categories in 2015 were: machinery ($42 billion), electrical machinery ($41 billion), vehicles ($22 billion), mineral fuels ($19 billion), and plastics ($17 billion).U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mexico totaled $18 billion in 2015, our 3th largest agricultural export market.Leading categories include: corn ($2.3 billion), soybeans ($1.4 billion), dairy products ($1.3 billion), pork & pork products ($1.3 billion), and beef & beef products ($1.1 billion).U.S. exports of services to Mexico were an estimated $30.8 billion in 2015, 2.7% ($807 million) more than 2014, and 36.7% greater than 2005 levels.It was up roughly 196% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA).The United States has a services trade surplus of an estimated $9.2 billion with Mexico in 2015, down 12.7% from 2014.
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