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Top 5 Exports: Mexico


Oil, cars, TVs, tractor parts, and computers top the list of Mexico's biggest exports

Special Purpose Vehicle Parts and Accessories

Tractors, wreckers, mobile cranes, fire trucks, concrete mixers, road sweepers, spraying vehicles, mobile workshops, and mobile radiological units are just some of the special purpose vehicles whose parts and accessories make up Mexico's fourth largest category of exports.

This addendum to Mexico's auto industry saw $16.8 billion in exports in 2011, sending a large majority of its exports to the US.

The world's leading manufacturing and mining equipment maker Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has 28 manufacturing facilities in Mexico (second only to Caterpillar's 59 US manufacturing plants). In March, Caterpillar opened a parts distribution center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and the company said it was the first of many investments it will make to improve operations in the region.


Mexico's Automatic Data Processing Machine -- or computer -- exports in 2011 totaled $16.5 billion, with over 70% traveling to the United States. Mexico is the second largest supplier of electronics to the United States, and the third largest computer manufacturer in the world. Dell (NYSE:DELL), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Acer (TPE:2353), Lenovo (PINK:LNVGY), Samsung, and LG all have manufacturing operations established in the country.

More Top Exports From Mexico

The list of Mexico's biggest exports goes on to include: Telephone and fax machines equipment ($16 billion); motor vehicles for the transport of goods ($12.5 billion); insulated wire and cable ($8 billion); gold ($7.7 billion); and non-crude petroleum oils ($6 billion).

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