U.S. Trade with Mexico in 2021

Export Market Rank
#3 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$26.49 Billion
3-Year Average
$21.88 Billion
Compound Average Growth
3% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico and the United States eliminated all tariffs and quantitative restrictions on agricultural goods and strengthened scientific ties to eradicate diseases and pests, conduct research, and enhance conservation. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which entered into force in 2020, further strengthens the United States’ highly productive and integrated agricultural relationship with Mexico and creates new export opportunities for U.S. agriculture.   

Top 10 Exports to Mexico in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $4.7 Billion 16.84 Million $2.72 Billion 86%
Soybeans $2.62 Billion 4.86 Million $1.79 Billion 41%
Dairy Products $1.79 Billion 582,713 $1.41 Billion 46%
Pork & Pork Products $1.68 Billion 874,611 $1.35 Billion 49%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $1.33 Billion 899,624 $1.07 Billion 26%
Wheat $1.29 Billion 4.15 Million $854.53 Million 15%
Beef & Beef Products $1.06 Billion 200,599 $1 Billion 29%
Forest Products $948.91 Million --- $686.18 Million 63%
Soybean Meal $840.98 Million 1.78 Million $715.92 Million 30%
Food Preparations $770.3 Million 138,944 $553.31 Million 64%

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Data and Analysis

World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Dairy Monthly Imports

This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Cotton and Products Update

Post forecasts cotton imports from the United States to grow by 10 percent in marketing year (MY) 2022/23. Post forecast for MY 2022/23 production will increase by nearly 19 percent from previous year. Mexico's textile industry continues to respond to strong demand for yarn and fabric, particularly in the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) region, for final product export to the Untied States.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Livestock and Products Annual

Post forecasts Mexico’s calf crop at 8.45 million head for 2023. Post forecasts cattle exports for 2023 at 1.2 million head, a slight increase from the 2022 estimate. Post forecasts beef production for 2023 at 2.22 million metric tons (MMT) carcass weight equivalent (CWE), almost a two percent increase from 2022.


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News and Features

September 22, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico and Unknown

Private exporters reported the following sales activity to USDA: 105,000 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico during the 2022/2023 MY and 101,600 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2022/2023 MY.
FAS is awarding $300,000 to six U.S. universities – including three minority-serving institutions – for research and educational partnerships focused on climate-smart agriculture in tropical countries.
September 7, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico

Private exporters reported sales of 257,400 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico - 226,920 MT for delivery during MY 2022/2023 and 30,480 MT is for delivery during MY 2023/2024.

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