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

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Mexico: Retail Foods

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News and Features

August 11, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico

Private exporters reported to USDA export sales of 103,400 metric tons of soybean cake and meal for delivery to Mexico during the MY 2022/2023.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
June 14, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Mexico

Private exporters reported sales of 148,000 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico - 103,000 MT for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 45,000 MT for delivery during MY 2022/2023.

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