Fact #927: May 30, 2016 The United States Imported Over $70 Billion Worth of Vehicles and Parts from Mexico in 2015

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U.S. imports and exports of vehicles and parts dipped sharply during the Great Recession in 2009. Since that time, imports of vehicles and parts from Mexico to the United States have been steadily growing and by 2015 reached $74.5 billion. The value of vehicles/parts imports from Canada in 2004 was more than double imports from Mexico, but leveled off after 2012 to about $55 billion (constant 2015 dollars). Exports of vehicles/parts to Mexico rose above $20 billion for the first time in 2012.

Mexico and Canada Vehicles and Parts Trade Value, 2004-2015

Graphic showing Mexico and Canada vehicles and parts trade value from 2004 to 2015

Fact #927 Dataset

Supporting Information

Motor Vehicle Trade with Canada and Mexico, 2004-2015
(Billion Constant 2015 dollars)
YearExport to MexicoImport from MexicoExport to CanadaImport from Canada
2004$13.5$32.8$49.0$74.3
2005$13.7$32.5$51.8$74.9
2006$14.4$39.1$54.2$72.1
2007$15.3$38.8$56.9$69.0
2008$16.4$37.9$52.5$55.4
2009$11.2$29.6$34.5$34.9
2010$15.8$43.7$46.0$50.1
2011$18.9$48.3$49.4$52.5
2012$20.9$55.2$52.0$59.5
2013$22.0$60.6$52.9$56.7
2014$21.3$68.0$51.2$56.0
2015$22.4$74.5$47.6$55.4

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American Transborder Freight Data: Trend Analysis. Commodity 87 = Vehicles, parts, and accessories. Monthly data were summed to annual totals.
Adjusted for inflation using: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Inflation Index.

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