Mexico Balance of Trade 1980-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Mexico recorded a trade surplus of 254 USD Million in December of 2014. Balance of Trade in Mexico averaged -229.91 USD Million from 1980 until 2014, 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. Balance of Trade in Mexico is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI).

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Mexico Balance of Trade


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
254.00 -1076.36 1710.25 -3292.30 1980 - 2014 USD Million Monthly
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 - Mexico Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Mexico Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Monday, February 2, 2015.


Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in December


Mexican trade surplus decreased to USD 254 million in December of 2014 from a USD 1626 million surplus a year earlier, hurt by a drop in oil sales.

Exports rose 6.4 percent yoy to USD 34115 million. While non-oil sales advanced 14.3 percent, oil sales fell 43.7 percent. Shipments to the United States grew 16.2 percent and those to the rest of the world surged 6.2 percent.

Imports increased 11.2 percent to USD 33861 million. Purchases of intermediate goods rose the most (13.5 percent), followed by consumption goods (11 percent) and capital goods (1.7 percent). 

In 2014, Mexico trade gap widened 106.17 percent to USD 2441 million, as the oil surplus narrowed to USD 1490 million from USD 8625 million recorded in the previous year.

INEGI | Carolina | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
1/27/2015 2:49:52 PM


Recent Releases

Mexico Trade Balance Swings to Deficit
Mexico posted a USD 1076 million gap in November of 2014 compared with a USD 316 million surplus a year earlier as imports rose at a faster pace than exports. Published on 2014-12-26

Mexico Posts Trade Surplus in October
Mexican trade balance turned into a USD 143 million surplus in October of 2014 from a USD 135 million deficit a year earlier as exports hit a new record high. Published on 2014-11-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-26 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Oct
$0.143B $0.590B $ -0.1B
2014-12-26 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Nov
$ -1076M $143M $ -264M $ -151M
2015-01-27 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Dec
$ 254M $ -1076M $ -308.1M
2015-02-26 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Jan
$ 254M -527.7M
2015-03-27 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Feb
-845.9M
2015-04-27 02:00 PM
Balance of Trade  Mar
-178.8M


Mexico Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 254.00 -1076.36 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Exports 34114.68 32328.97 37086.12 1225.59 USD Million [+]
Imports 33860.68 33405.34 36943.16 647.01 USD Million [+]
Current Account -2702.33 -7653.81 2173.77 -8988.85 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.80 -1.20 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
External Debt 2046.80 1980.68 2046.80 0.70 MXN Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 53.76 54.79 106.34 44.59 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3109826.00 2808366.80 20994535.70 -63900.00 USD Thousand [+]
Remittances 1772.03 2042.14 2637.71 248.06 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1309.34 1026.53 1763.14 0.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 123.04 123.34 125.34 2.54 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2430.00 2455.00 3547.00 1977.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -925.00 Nov/14 -877.00 2219.00 -3897.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 293.00 Dec/14 -2350.52 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -644.30 Nov/14 -327.00 8524.80 -2902.90 CAD Million [+]
China 496.13 Dec/14 544.76 544.76 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 19954.00 Nov/14 23646.00 23646.00 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -3236.00 Nov/14 -4270.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 17883.46 Nov/14 22100.00 23400.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -9430.00 Dec/14 -16861.10 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia -425.70 Nov/14 20.00 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 3541.23 Nov/14 5396.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -660.70 Dec/14 -893.52 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico 254.00 Dec/14 -1076.36 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5110.00 Nov/14 4849.00 5110.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 13359.00 Nov/14 14222.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 5530.00 Jan/15 5750.00 7380.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -1555245.00 Nov/14 -2240060.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 3868.33 Nov/14 3226.00 3901.00 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -8505.55 Dec/14 -8306.48 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -1406.00 Nov/14 -2246.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -39001.00 Nov/14 -42249.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]