Last year was a tough year for American exporters. After steady increases since the bottom dropped out of the U.S. economy in 2008, exports fell again in 2012, even to nation’s where consumption doesn’t seem to sleep like China and Singapore.
Out of the top 10 U.S. trading partners, Mexico stands apart. U.S. exports are rising and Mexico is one of the reasons why. Every major trading partner saw a decline of at least five percent in their imports from the U.S. Only Mexico continued to buy American.