Arizona exports to Mexico surged in 2019, Census data shows

Posted at 8:06 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 10:06:49-05

Arizona exported $24.7 billion worth of goods during 2019, a 9.7% increase over the $22.51 billion worth of goods exported from the state in 2018, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called the new export value a “record” high.

“Increasing trade means more jobs and opportunities for Arizonans,” Ducey said in a statement. “Our relationships with our largest trading partners have never been stronger, and with the recent ratification of the [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement], we’re ready to take these partnerships even further.”

Mexico is the purchaser of the largest share of Arizona’s exported goods, buying $8.19 billion worth of products from Arizona in 2019, an increase of 7% from the $7.65 billion purchased a year earlier 2018.

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