Top Mexican Imports from the World
In 2018, Mexico bought US$464.3 billion worth of imported products increasing 16.1% since 2014 and gaining 10.4% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Mexican Imports from the US

America's exports to Mexico amounted to
$216.3 billion or 46.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $41.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $28.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $22.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $20.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $16.6 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $5.9 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $5.7 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $4.9 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $4.6 billion
10. Cereals: $4.3 billion
Top 10 Mexican Imports from China

China's exports to Mexico amounted to
$83.5 billion or 18% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $34 billion
  2. Machinery: $18.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $2.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  6. Toys, games: $1.6 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $1.4 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
10. Rubber: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Mexico amounted to
$18.2 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  5. Plastics: $668.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $664.6 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $474.8 million
  8. Rubber: $313.5 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $271 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $174.8 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Mexico amounted to
$17.8 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $912.4 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $789.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $527.2 million
  8. Iron and steel: $422.4 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $337.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $311.5 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Mexico amounted to
$16.7 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  7. Rubber: $377.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $328 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $255.4 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $223.4 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Canada

Canada's exports to Mexico amounted to
$10.8 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $869.8 million
  4. Plastics: $639.1 million
  5. Oil seed: $629.7 million
  6. Aluminum: $483.7 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $472.9 million
  8. Iron and steel: $471.5 million
  9. Meat: $395 million
10. Rubber: $322.9 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Mexico amounted to
$9.4 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $565.9 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $162.3 million
  4. Rubber: $60.1 million
  5. Plastics: $56.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $48.3 million
  7. Aluminum: $45 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $43.8 million
  9. Copper: $31.6 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $29.9 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Mexico amounted to
$8.3 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $584.8 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $535.8 million
  5. Plastics: $359.8 million
  6. Iron and steel: $210.2 million
  7. Vehicles: $191.7 million
  8. Other base metal goods: $112.4 million
  9. Rubber: $57.9 million
10. Man-made filaments: $52 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Mexico amounted to
$6.6 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $585.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $508.4 million
  4. Plastics: $304.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $283.6 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $221.4 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $211 million
  8. Iron and steel: $165 million
  9. Raw hides excluding furskins: $134.3 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $118.8 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Mexico amounted to
$6.5 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $754.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $694.3 million
  4. Raw hides excluding furskins: $290.7 million
  5. Wood: $268 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $264.7 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $233.1 million
  8. Woodpulp: $232.7 million
  9. Meat: $200.3 million
10. Organic chemicals: $170.9 million
Top 10 Mexican Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Mexico amounted to
$6.4 billion or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  3. Vehicles: $971.1 million
  4. Rubber: $192.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $138.4 million
  6. Plastics: $104 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $73.3 million
  8. Oil seed: $57.5 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $55.4 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $22.5 million
Fastest-Growing Mexican Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis