Latin America: US-Mexico Trade Picks Up

Thanks to growing trade with Mexico, US commerce with Latin America picked up last year. (Photo: Cofemer Mexico)

US trade with Latin America sets new record, helped by Mexico.


US trade with Mexico last year grew by twice the rate of the previous year, helped by a pickup in both US exports to and imports from Mexico, according to a Latinvex analysis of data from the US Census Bureau.

Meanwhile, Brazil has replaced Venezuela as the second-largest Latin American exporter to the United States.

And as in 2013, the Latin American countries with free trade agreements with the United States – which account for more than 80 percent of the region’s US trade -- outperformed the region in terms of trade, exports and imports and as a result increased their share of trade compared with the rest of the region.

Overall, US trade with Latin America grew by 2.5 percent to a record ...

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