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Mexican Trade and Business Relations Help Keep Louisiana on Top

With geographic proximity, a shared reliance on the Gulf of Mexico, and a long history of economic and social exchange, Mexico and Louisiana are poised to leverage increased trade flows and cross-border investment in the century ahead. 


TRADE BETWEEN MEXICO AND LOUISIANA

Mexico was Louisiana’s second-largest export market in 2016.

EXPORTS TO MEXICO

Petroleum & Coal Products $4.5 billion
Agricultural Products $1.2 billion
Chemicals $756.2 million
Other $913.9 million

Total

$7.4 billion



IMPORTS FROM MEXICO

Oil & Gas $560.7 million 
Primary Metal Manufacturing $112.1 million
Transportation Equipment $151.7 million
Other $400.5 million

Total

$1.225 billion


LOUISIANA REPRESENTATION IN MEXICO

In January 2017, LED Secretary Don Pierson traveled to Campeche, Mexico for the Gulf States Initiative Trade Mission to further strengthen the economic ties between Louisiana and Mexico.

Louisiana has a local representative, Gloria Garcia, based in Mexico City, Mexico. If you would like to reach her, email gloria.garcia@la.gov or call +52 55 5250-9311.

TRAVEL

Direct flights are available to Cancun, Mexico via the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). New Orleans also serves as a port of departure for cruises to Cozumel, Costa Maya and Progresso.

CULTURAL TIES AND RESOURCES

Consul General of Mexico Carlos Ponce
901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 119
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel: (504) 272-2198 
connorleans@sre.gob.mx

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana was founded to support the growth and development of Hispanic-owned businesses in Louisiana. Learn more here.

The mission of Puentes New Orleans is to foster development in the Latino community of New Orleans through civic engagement, leadership, economic growth and advocacy. Learn more here.



The Hispanic Business and Leadership Institute at Southeastern University supports the socioeconomic development of the Hispanic community and enhances the competitiveness of Hispanic businesses in the Southeast United States through professional development and programs for Hispanic youth. Learn more here.



Louisiana State University offers academic abroad and international exchange programs with various universities in Mexico. Tulane University’s Goldring Institute of International Business offers programs and partnerships with numerous schools in Latin America, including Mexico’s ITAM and ITESM. The cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans both have outstanding primary and secondary schools that offer full immersion in Spanish.