Trade with Canada and Mexico

Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 11 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. states count Canada or Mexico as one of their top three merchandise export markets. U.S. goods exports to Canada and Mexico have expanded far more since the 2007-2009 recession than U.S. exports to any other country in the world, accounting for about 40% of the growth in overall U.S. goods exports in dollar terms, according to Commerce Department data.

Trade with Canada and Mexico reached nearly $1.3 trillion in 2017, and the two countries buy more than one-third of U.S. merchandise exports. U.S.-manufactured goods exports to Canada and Mexico support the jobs of more than 2 million men and women at more than 43,000 manufacturing firms across the United States.

U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico quadrupled from $8.9 billion in 1993 to $39 billion in 2017. Nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports went to our North American neighbors in 2017

U.S. services exports to Canada and Mexico tripled from $27 billion in 1993 to $91 billion in 2017, but America’s highly competitive business services sector—including firms in such fields as audiovisual, software, architecture, accounting, engineering and project management, banking, insurance, and many more—continues to enjoy exceptional export growth.