|USA:s varuhandel med Mexiko 2007 - 2016 i miljarder USD. Källa: US Census Bureau|
För 2015 skriver USA:s Handelsdepartement nedanstående. Jag klistrar in hela texten, då den sannolikt kommer censureras och raderas på order av Trump, som börjat belägga myndigheter med munkavle om de inte enbart rapporterar Trumps alternativa fakta.
"Mexico is currently our 3rd largest goods trading partner with $531 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $236 billion; goods imports totaled $295 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015.Vi lever i intressanta tider. Frihandel leder till effektivt resursutnyttjande och ökat välstånd för alla inblandade. Det blir mycket intressant om Trump faktiskt river upp det nordamerikanska frihandelsavtalet Nafta.
Trade in services with Mexico (exports and imports) totaled an estimated $52.4 billion in 2015. Services exports were $30.8 billion; services imports were $21.6 billion. The U.S. services trade surplus with Mexico was $9.2 billion in 2015.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods and services to Mexico supported an estimated 1.1 million jobs in 2014 (latest data available) (953 thousand supported by goods exports and 193 thousand supported by services exports).
Mexico was the United States' 2nd largest goods export market in 2015.
U.S. goods exports to Mexico in 2015 were $236 billion, down 1.6% ($3.9 billion) from 2014 but up 97% from 2005. U.S. exports to Mexico are up 468% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA). U.S. exports to Mexico account for 15.7% of overall U.S. exports in 2015.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: machinery ($42 billion), electrical machinery ($41 billion), vehicles ($22 billion), mineral fuels ($19 billion), and plastics ($17 billion).
U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mexico totaled $18 billion in 2015, our 3th largest agricultural export market. Leading categories include: corn ($2.3 billion), soybeans ($1.4 billion), dairy products ($1.3 billion), pork & pork products ($1.3 billion), and beef & beef products ($1.1 billion).
U.S. exports of services to Mexico were an estimated $30.8 billion in 2015, 2.7% ($807 million) more than 2014, and 36.7% greater than 2005 levels. It was up roughly 196% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA). Based on 2014, leading services exports from the U.S. to Mexico were in the travel, transportation, and intellectual property (computer software) sectors.Imports
Mexico was the United States' 3rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.
U.S. goods imports from Mexico totaled $295 billion in 2015, up 0.2% ($667 million) from 2014, and up 73% from 2005. U.S. imports from Mexico are up 638% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA). U.S. imports from Mexico are up 638% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA).
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: vehicles ($74 billion), electrical machinery ($63 billion), machinery ($49 billion), mineral fuels ($14 billion), and optical and medical instruments ($12 billion).
U.S. imports of agricultural products from Mexico totaled $21 billion in 2015, our 2nd largest supplier of agricultural imports. Leading categories include: fresh vegetables ($4.8 billion), other fresh fruit ($4.3 billion), wine and beer ($2.7 billion), snack foods ($1.7 billion), and processed fruit & vegetables ($1.4 billion).
U.S. imports of services from Mexico were an estimated $21.6 billion in 2015, 11.0% ($2.1 billion) more than 2014, and 50.0% greater than 2005 levels. It was up roughly 191% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA). Based on 2014, leading services imports from Mexico to the U.S. were in the travel, transportation, and technical and other services sectors.Trade Balance
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015, a 8.4% increase ($4.5 billion) over 2014.
The United States has a services trade surplus of an estimated $9.2 billion with Mexico in 2015, down 12.7% from 2014."
Det talas om att Sverige är fredsskadat försvarsmässigt, men frågan är om inte hela västvärlden är välståndsskadat. Högerpopulisterna tror att man kan vrida klockan tillbaka, utan att det kommer få några konsekvenser. Att man kan äta frihandelskakan, och med det de fördelar ett öppet och fritt samhälle där varor och tjänster korsar gränser innebär, trots att de vill resa murar.
Riktigt så enkelt är det inte, och frågan är om vi globalt nu passerat zenit. Allt som saknas är att peak oil slår till så kommer vi minnas de senaste åren som den gamla goda tiden.