Imports from NAFTA Markets

Total Imports

What is the importance of Arizona's imports from NAFTA markets?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was inaugurated in 1994 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 imports from NAFTA markets provide a composite measure of both Arizona’s integration into the North American production-sharing system, and locational advantage especially vis-à-vis Mexico. Manufacturing products account for the largest portion of Arizona’s imports from both Mexico and Canada.

What is measured?

Arizona imports from NAFTA markets include manufactured products, and agricultural goods that originate in the NAFTA partners, i.e., Mexico and Canada. The majority of Arizona imports from NAFTA markets go through Arizona’s six border ports of entry that it shares with Sonora. A smaller portion is imported through Texas-Mexico border ports of entry. Phoenix and Tucson also serve as importing points, and are included in Arizona’s total imports from NAFTA markets. A majority of imports from Canada are shipped through the U.S.-Canada border ports.

$ Value and Percent Change of Arizona's Imports from NAFTA Markets

U.S. Border States Imports from NAFTAHow Arizona compares?

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

Imports from NAFTA - Arizona as % of U.S. Border States
U.S. Border States Imports from NAFTA (2002=100)

 

Manufacturing Imports

What is the importance of Arizona's manufacturing imports from NAFTA markets?

The dynamics of Arizona’s manufacturing imports from NAFTA markets provide a composite measure of its manufacturing strength, integration within the North American production-sharing system, as well as utilization of its proximity to Mexico with regard to the IMMEX sector (including maquiladora). 

What is measured?

Arizona’s manufacturing imports from NAFTA markets include manufactured products that originate in Mexico and Canada. This indicator includes all of Arizona's manufacturing imports from NAFTA markets regardless of mode of transportation and port of import. A significant share of Arizona’s manufacturing imports from NAFTA markets are moved through Arizona’s border ports of entry, while a smaller portion is imported through Texas border ports of entry. Phoenix and Tucson also serve as importing points.

$ Value and Percent Change of Arizona's Imports from NAFTA - Manufacturing Products
Imports from NAFTA (Annual) by Southern Border States

How Arizona compares?

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

Imports from NAFTA - Manufacturing Products - Arizona as % of U.S. Border States
Imports from NAFTA - Manufacturing Products (2008=100)

 

Monthly data

Monthly tables

Tables on this page summarize monthly data for imports from 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 Imports

Compare: Imports from NAFTA with Southern Border States | Imports from NAFTA with U.S. Totals

Manufacturing Imports

Compare: Imports from NAFTA with Southern Border States | Imports from NAFTA with U.S. Totals

 

Annual data

Annual tables

Tables on this page summarize annual data for imports from 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 Imports

Compare: Imports from NAFTA with Southern Border States | Imports from NAFTA with U.S. Totals

Manufacturing Imports

Compare: Imports from NAFTA with Southern Border States | Imports from NAFTA with U.S. Totals

 

Source

U.S. Census Bureau via USA Trade Online

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