In September, Mexico's exports to the United States rose annually for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, revealed data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau. Concerning Mexico's imports from the United States, these amounted to 18,703 million pesos in September 2020, a figure 9 percent lower than the 20,655 million pesos imported in the same month in 2019.
With these results, Mexico's trade basket with its U.S. counterpart stood at 11.132 billion dollars, that is, sales of goods and services by Mexican companies to those in the U.S. The surplus shown by Mexican trade during September is higher than the 8 thousand 867 of September 2019 but lower than the 12 thousand 759 million of the previous month, that is, August 2020, when the highest figure was reached since there are records.
Mexico continues to be, but just barely, the United States' main trading partner, as measured by the sum of exports and imports. In cumulative terms, that is, from January to September 2020, Mexico has a trade relationship of 386 billion pesos, which represents 14.1 percent of global trade in the United States.
Just below that is China with 385 million dollars, which is also 14.1 percent, and in third place is Canada with 383 billion, which is 14 percent of U.S. trade. For September 2020 alone, China ranked as Washington's top partner with 16.1 percent, followed by Mexico with 14.8 percent and Canada with a total of 14.6 percent.