What are some major exports of Mexico?


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As of 2013, more than 55 percent of the value of Mexico's exports are categorized as machines or transportation vehicles and parts, with crude oil accounting for an additional 11 percent of Mexico's exports. Additionally, chemical products, fruit and vegetable products, plastics and rubbers, precious metals and foodstuffs each represent between 1.8 and 3.6 percent of Mexican exports.

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Computers and video displays dominate Mexico's machine exports, and each accounts for 4.5 percent of the nation's total exports, with telephones, insulated wires, microphones and other common products also making up more than 1 percent of exports. Transportation vehicles include cars, car parts, delivery trucks and tractors.

In decreasing order of value, the fruit and vegetable products Mexico exports include tomatoes, tropical fruits, coffee and melons. Mexican foodstuff exports also include beer, raw sugar, hard liquor and chocolate, among many others. More than one-half of Mexico's precious metals export value comes from gold.

The United States is Mexico's largest trading partner, with 71 percent of Mexico's exports, valued at $270 billion, destined for the United States. Canada, Mexico's second-largest trading partner, accounts for 6.6 percent of Mexican exports. Other significant export destinations include China (2 percent), Spain (1.9 percent), Brazil (1.5 percent) and Colombia (1.4 percent).

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