Auto companies, computer manufacturers and oil producers are closely watching how the trade relationship evolves between the U.S. and Mexico under President Donald Trump. Their products are among the top U.S. exports to Mexico, as well as the top Mexican imports to the U.S.
President Trump has said that Mexico is taking American jobs. He’s floated the idea of a border tax. He’s also called the North American Free Trade Agreement “a disaster.” NAFTA has been in place about 25 years, and – for better or for worse – it has boosted trade with Mexico enormously.
Given the uncertainty about where trade policy is heading, it’s worth examining what sorts of goods currently cross our southern border. After all, Mexico is our third-largest trading partner when you factor in all the goods that move back and forth, according to federal data. Here are the top imports and exports: