Mexico Major Product Supply Advantages

Mexico generated an overall trade deficit of -US$2.9 billion for 2014. However, Mexico did earn positive trade balances with 86 of the 223 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. Mexican exports to exceeded Mexico’s imports from Latin America and Caribbean islands by $31.8 billion in 2014. Similarly, Mexico achieved a $3.5 […]

US Major Product Supply Advantages

United States ran an overall trade deficit of US$726.3 billion for 2014. However, the US did earn positive trade balances with 128 of the 220 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. US exports to exceeded its imports from Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean Islands by $31.8 billion in 2014. Similarly, […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Import Products

Five of Mexico’s fastest-growing import product categories posted triple-digit gains from 2010 to 2014. The average increase for all Mexican import products was 32.7%. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, […]

Stephen Harper’s International Trade Record

Stephen Harper has been the Canadian prime minister since 2006. This analysis shows that the Conservative Party leader has posted a mixed record in positioning Canada’s competitive advantages on global trade markets. Trade balances trending down In 2005, the year before Harper was elected to his first term, Canada posted a trade surplus equal to […]

Fastest-Growing North American Export Countries

The following analysis highlights North America’s fastest-growing export countries and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Top North American Export Countries. From 2010 to 2014, the average increase in the total value of all North American exports was 27.1%. To give some perspective on that […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Import Products

Five of the 10 fastest-growing Mexican import products posted a triple digit gain in value from 2010 to 2014, with increases ranging from 116.5% for Mexico’s raw hides to 670% for collectibles, art and antiques. Overall, Mexican imports rose 32.7% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Export Products

All ten of the fastest-growing Mexican export products posted a triple digit gain in value from 2010 to 2014, with increases ranging from 126.1% for Mexico’s meat to 630.7% for railway and tram equipment. Overall, Mexican exports rose 33.3% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System […]