One of the best way to understand the importance of trade with Mexico and Canada to the United States’ economy is to put in on perspective to the total trade with the rest of the world.
Total Trade by Country
By breaking down the numbers further, you can see that the importance of Mexico and Canada is much greater regarding U.S. Exports. It is estimated that 14 million U.S. Jobs depend directly and indirectly to trade with these two countries.
Total Exports by Country
The presence of China is considerable regarding imports. This is changing. It is however estimated that Mexico will replace China as the largest source of imports into the United States by 2018.
Total Imports by Country