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China remains top US trade partner, Mexico No. 2

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China was the United States’ top trading partner for the 10th consecutive month in January, and was No. 1 overall in 2020, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Friday.

Mexico was No. 2, as its total trade with the U.S. fell 1.3% to $48.5 billion in January, compared to the same period in 2019. Canada was third with $45.8 billion.

China’s total trade with the U.S. rose 28% to $52 billion in January, with imports to the U.S. increasing 18% to $39 billion. Cell phones, related equipment, computers and plastic articles were the top three imports, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by World City.

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