Despite the sluggish economy this year, Latin American exports to the U.S. jumped by 22 percent for the first half of the year. In spite of such a strong increase last year’s U.S. trade figure showed a 33 percent growth.
The value of U.S.-Latin American trade for the first half of 2011 is $373.5 billion which is a new record level. Most of the region’s exports came from Mexico, that contributed $224.1 billion in goods to the U.S.
All Latin American countries registered an increase in their trade with the U.S. these last 6 months.