Exports to NAFTA Markets

Total Exports

What is the importance of Arizona's exports to NAFTA markets?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was signed in 1993 to facilitate economic integration and enhance the region’s competitiveness in global markets. Mexico is Arizona’s number one trade partner, and Canada is in second place. The dynamics of Arizona’s exports to NAFTA markets provides a composite measure of both Arizona’s integration into the North American production-sharing system, and competitiveness in consumer markets. Manufacturing products account for the largest portion of Arizona’s exports to both Mexico and Canada.

What is measured?

Arizona exports to Mexico include manufacturing products and agricultural goods that originate in the state, and are shipped to Mexico and Canada. The majority of Arizona exports to Mexico goes through Arizona’s six border ports of entry that it shares with Sonora. A smaller portion is exported through Texas-Mexico border ports of entry. Phoenix and Tucson also serve as exporting points, and are included in Arizona’s total exports to Mexico. A majority of exports to Canada is shipped through the U.S.-Canada border ports.

$ Value and Percent Change of Arizona's Exports to NAFTA Markets
Exports to NAFTA - Southern Border States - Trend

How competitive is Arizona?

To gauge Arizona’s relative competitiveness in the NAFTA markets, export dynamics are compared with other U.S. border states in terms of relative measures such as percentage shares. Data are provided on a monthly and annual basis with indices of percentage change between observed periods.

Exports to NAFTA - Arizona as % of All Southern Border States
Export to NAFTA - Index 2002 (2002 = 100)

Manufacturing Exports

What is the importance of Arizona's manufacturing exports to NAFTA markets?

The dynamics of Arizona’s manufacturing exports to NAFTA markets provides a composite measure of its manufacturing strength, integration within the North American production-sharing system, and competitiveness in NAFTA consumer markets. 

What is measured?

Arizona’s manufacturing exports to NAFTA markets include manufacturing products that originate in Arizona, and are shipped to Mexico and Canada. This indicator includes all of Arizona manufacturing exports to Mexico and Canada, regardless of mode of transportation and port of exit. A majority of Arizona’s manufacturing exports to Mexico are shipped through Arizona’s border ports of entry, while a smaller portion is exported through Texas border ports of entry. Phoenix and Tucson also serve as exporting points.

$ Value and Percent Change of Arizona's Manufacturing Export to NAFTA Markets
Exports to NAFTA - Manufacturing Products - Southern Border States - Trend

How competitive is Arizona?

To gauge Arizona’s relative competitiveness in NAFTA markets, the dynamics of manufacturing product exports are compared with other U.S. border states in terms of relative measures such as percentage shares. Data are provided on a monthly and annual basis with indices of percentage change between observed periods.

Exports to NAFTA - Manufacturing Products - AZ as % of So. Border States
Exports to NAFTA - Manufacturing Products - Index 2002 (2002 = 100)

Monthly data

Monthly tables

Tables on this page summarize monthly data for Exports to NAFTA by Southern Border States. Data are updated following release by the U.S. Census Bureau, via USA Trade Online. Click on any title in the table to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.

Total Exports

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Manufacturing Exports

Compare: Exports to NAFTA with Southern Border States | Exports to NAFTA with U.S. Totals

Annual data

Annual tables

Tables on this page summarize annual data for Exports to NAFTA by Southern Border States. Data are updated following release by the U.S. Census Bureau, via USA Trade Online. Click on any title in the table to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.

Total Exports

Compare: Exports to NAFTA with Southern Border States | Exports to NAFTA with U.S. Totals

Manufacturing Exports

Compare: Exports to NAFTA with Southern Border States | Exports to NAFTA with U.S. Totals

 

Source

U.S. Census Bureau via USA Trade Online

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