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Illinois-Mexico Trade and Investment 

Exports

Illinois exports to Mexico in 2012 totaled $6.37 billion (6.67 Billion YTD Nov 2013) and Mexico is the 2nd largest export market for Illinois products.

Illinois ranks 4th among the 50 U. S. States in exports to Mexico.

Exports to Mexico have grown by 79.6% since 2009.

The top 5 Illinois exports to Mexico in 2012 include (& percentage growth)

  • Machinery, Except Electrical | $1.20 Billion | 7.2%
  • Transportation Equipment | $941 Million | -1.7%
  • Chemicals | $764 Million | 8.7%
  • All Agricultural and Food Products | $734 Million | 18.4%
  • Computer And Electronic Products | $585 Million | 15.2%

Foreign Direct Investment

Mexicans have 9 companies at 138 locations employing 1543 Illinoisans.

  • Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. | 1299
  • Grupo Elektra, S.A.B. de C.V. | 161
  • Cemex Cement, Inc. | 62
  • Grupo Famsa, S.A.B. de C.V. | 16
  • Aeromexpress, S.A. de C.V. | 3

Imports

Illinois imported $9.03 billion from Mexico in 2012.

Illinois ranks 3rd among the 50 U. S. States in imports from Mexico.

Imports from Mexico have grown 46.7% since 2009.

The top 5 Illinois imports from Mexico in 2012 include (& percentage growth)

  • All Agricultural and Food Products | $1.88 Billion | 5.7%
  • Transportation Equipment | $1.54 Billion | 14.4%
  • Machinery, Except Electrical | $1.22 Billion | 1.7%
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliances, And Component | $1.12 Billion | 18.0%
  • Oil And Gas | $1.10 Billion | 16.5%