Mexico Balance of Trade  1980-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Mexico's trade deficit narrowed to $0.9 billion in October 2016 compared to $1.5 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of a $1.7 billion gap. Exports decreased 4.4 percent to USD 35.59 billion as non-oil sales declined 4.9 percent while oil sales increased 4.4 percent. Exports of agricultural goods rose 16.5 percent and those of mining advanced 57 percent. In contrast, manufacturing sales decreased 6.1 percent, with non-automotive sales dropping 6.7 percent. Within non-oil exports, those to the US decreased 5.9 percent while those to the rest of the world increased 0.2 percent. Imports shrank 5.9 percent to USD 33.5 billion as non-oil purchases shrank 7.3 percent while oil products jumped 11.6 percent. Imports declined for intermediate goods (-5.1 percent) and capital goods (-6.9 percent) and fell 9.4 percent for consumer goods. Balance of Trade in Mexico averaged -283.19 USD Million from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1710.25 USD Million in March of 2013 and a record low of -3292.30 USD Million in October of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-27 01:00 PM Aug $-1913M $-1827M $-2370M $-920M
2016-10-26 01:00 PM Sep $-1608M $-1913M $-740M $ -1800M
2016-11-25 02:00 PM Oct $-900M $-1608M $-1700M $-1500M
2016-12-23 02:00 PM Nov $-900M $-1850M
2017-01-27 02:00 PM Dec $ -1140M
2017-02-27 02:00 PM Jan $ -1012.9M




Mexico Trade Gap Narrows in October


Mexico's trade deficit narrowed to $0.9 billion in October 2016 compared to $1.5 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of a $1.7 billion gap, as imports fell more than exports.

Exports decreased 4.4 percent to USD 35.59 billion as non-oil sales declined 4.9 percent while oil sales increased 4.4  percent. Exports of agricultural goods rose 16.5 percent and those of mining advanced 57 percent. In contrast, manufacturing sales decreased 6.1 percent, with non-automotive sales dropping 6.7 percent. Within non-oil exports, those to the US decreased 5.9 percent while those to the rest of the world increased 0.2 percent.

Imports shrank 5.9 percent to USD 33.5 billion as non-oil purchases shrank 7.3 percent while oil products jumped 11.6 percent. Imports declined for intermediate goods (-5.1 percent) and capital goods (-6.9 percent) and fell 9.4 percent for consumer goods.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports went down 5.3 percent and imports fell 6.4 percent.

INEGI Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
11/25/2016 3:52:33 PM



Mexico Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -900.00 -1608.00 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Exports 32593.90 32620.05 36879.05 1225.59 USD Million [+]
Imports 33493.40 34227.65 36943.16 647.02 USD Million [+]
Current Account -7571.09 -8040.89 2173.78 -9003.84 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.80 -1.90 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
External Debt 3405.12 3359.33 3405.12 0.70 MXN Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 45.34 46.04 106.34 43.46 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4314297.70 5393807.40 20994535.70 -63900.00 USD Thousand [+]
Remittances 2378.17 2269.71 2637.71 248.06 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1150212.08 1445225.40 1919962.50 158919.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1193.95 1490.40 2318.95 56.59 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 120.88 121.13 125.35 2.55 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2179.00 2193.00 3547.00 1977.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.72 3.99 4.51 1.35 [+]
Capital Flows 6846.13 8413.25 27723.31 -9888.05 USD Million [+]



Mexico Balance of Trade Notes

Mexico’s main exports are manufactured products (83 percent of total shipments) and oil and oil products (13 percent). Main imports are: metallic products, machinery and equipment (50 percent of total imports), mining products (13 percent) and chemical products (6.3 percent). Mexico´s main trading partner is the United States (80 percent of total exports and 51 percent of imports). Others include: Canada, China and Japan. This page provides the latest reported value for - Mexico Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Mexico Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-900.00 -1608.00 1710.25 -3292.30 1980 - 2016 USD Million Monthly



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