U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Mexico has a population of slightly over 100 million people making it the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the third most populous country in the Western Hemisphere. Based on a gross domestic product GDP of 677 billion in 2004 about six percent of U.S. GDP, Mexico has a free market economy with a strong export sector that is very sensitive to changes in the U.S. economy. Mexicos economy is relatively small compared to the U.S. economy. Economic conditions in Mexico are important to the United States because of the close trade and investment interactions, and because of other social and political issues that could be affected by economic conditions, such as immigration.
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