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

Mexico recorded a trade deficit of 85.30 USD Million in April of 2015. Balance of Trade in Mexico averaged -233.16 USD Million from 1980 until 2015, 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-85.30 479.80 1710.25 -3292.30 1980 - 2015 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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-27 02:00 PM Feb $558M $-3248M $272M $ 245.9M
2015-04-27 02:00 PM Mar $480M $558M $650M $ -178.8M
2015-05-25 02:00 PM Apr $ -85M $480M $ -508.5M
2015-06-26 02:00 PM May $ -85M $ -426M
2015-07-27 02:00 PM Jun $ -528.3M
2015-08-27 02:00 PM Jul $ -451.8M


Mexico Posts Trade Deficit in April


The Mexican trade balance swung into a USD 85 million gap in April of 2015 from a USD 499 million surplus a year earlier as exports fell more than imports.

Year-on-year, sales shrank 3.3 percent to USD 32.95 billion, driven by a 50.5 percent drop in oil sales and a 25.3 percent decrease in mining shipments. In contrast, non-oil exports increased 2.7 percent (mainly to the United States, where shipments grew 4.6 percent), as exports of manufactured goods rose 3.2 percent, boosted by a 12.2 percent surge in auto sales.

Imports contracted 1.6 percent to USD 33.04 billion, as oil consumption goods fell 34.8 percent and oil intermediate goods dropped 25.4 percent. In contrast, non-oil imports grew 2.0 percent, while capital goods went up by 3.0 percent.

On a monthly basis, exports increased 1.4 percent and imports grew at a faster 3.3 percent.

INEGI | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/25/2015 3:00:18 PM


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Mexico Trade Surplus Narrows in February
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Mexico Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -85.30 479.80 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Exports 32954.00 34144.00 37086.12 1225.59 USD Million [+]
Imports 33040.00 33664.00 36943.16 647.01 USD Million [+]
Current Account -9446.00 -5310.13 2173.77 -9446.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.10 -1.80 3.40 -6.10 percent [+]
External Debt 2316.67 2327.64 2327.64 0.70 MXN Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 48.77 48.97 106.34 44.59 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5644811.30 2775947.30 20994535.70 -63900.00 USD Thousand [+]
Remittances 2257.86 1842.51 2637.71 248.06 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1710.19 1443.10 1952.56 0.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 122.72 123.04 125.34 2.54 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2290.00 2392.00 3547.00 1977.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -1322.00 Mar/15 -1609.00 2254.00 -3877.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 491.00 Apr/15 458.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -3019.00 Mar/15 -2215.00 8524.80 -3019.00 CAD Million [+]
China 341.34 Apr/15 30.81 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 23372.90 Mar/15 20300.00 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -4575.00 Mar/15 -3623.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 23000.00 Mar/15 19515.32 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -10990.00 Apr/15 -11790.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 454.40 Apr/15 1025.60 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 4060.39 Mar/15 3537.91 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -53.44 Apr/15 227.43 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico -85.30 Apr/15 479.80 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5401.00 Mar/15 6329.20 6329.20 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 14981.00 Mar/15 13597.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 8488.00 Apr/15 8380.51 8488.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -890600.00 Mar/15 -2037200.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2525.00 Mar/15 2316.16 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -6153.67 Mar/15 -4655.64 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -2817.00 Mar/15 -3318.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -51367.00 Mar/15 -35892.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]