U.S. Trade in Goods


After hearing Donald Trump repeat ad nauseam that “We [the U.S.] are losing in trade to China, losing to Mexico…”, I decide to check for myself !



  • U.S. exports to China have been steadily increasing for the last 15 years, but the imports from China have sky-rocketed during the same period.
  • Trade balance with Mexico has actually been pretty stable for the last 10 years.
  • Among the top-8 commercial partners, Canada is the 1st importer of U.S. goods. Mexico is second, China is third.
  • Exchanges with Canada have dropped sharply in 2015.






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