U.S.-China tensions continue to increase and meanwhile, Mexico has significantly surpassed Chinese companies in terms of import trading in America. For the first time in 20 years, Mexico becomes the topmost trading partner of the U.S.
Over the past two decades, China has been a prominent partner of the U.S. for the trading segment. However, the rising conflicts between the two countries for security-based restrictions have turned the marketing game upside down.
Back in 2022, China remained strong despite supply chain challenges and other problems. Besides, the U.S. authorities used to rely on the Chinese firms for everything ranging from technologies to other items. Yet, things took a shift last year.
Mexico overtaking China as the U.S. top trading partner will also have an impact on the global surface for Chinese companies. Notably, the Mexican firms offer cost-effective products with better supply chains, which ultimately reduces the costs of goods in the U.S.
As per the data shared by the Commerce Department based on 2023 trading aspects, the imported goods rate from Mexico to the U.S. hyped from 5% to over $475 billion. On the other hand, the Chinese imports dropped by 20% to $427.2 billion.
Moreover, the U.S.-China trade war led American consumers to buy more products from European markets like South Korea and Vietnam for automobile parts, technology equipment, and more. Also, Trump’s regulations in 2018 made Chinese products quite expensive for the U.S.
At the same time, tech giants like Huawei believe that it’s impossible to make a breakthrough in the U.S. ground and started breaking ties with the country. As of now, Huawei aims to build its empire with effective and self-developed products.
The information further reveals that China could find a way to import goods into the U.S. via other countries. Also, Mexico is still growing and doesn’t have as much sustainability as China to maintain economic growth. It would be worth seeing what else the U.S.-China tensions will lead to in the coming days.