How trade war with Mexico might affect Mid-South


MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With President Donald Trump's plans for financing the soon-to-be-constructed border wall with Mexico sparking concerns about a possible trade battle between our two nations, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's States Most Affected by Trade War with Mexico.
To gauge the impact of the economic fallout, analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in five key areas, from exports to Mexico to share of jobs supported by trade with Mexico.
Tennessee would be the sixth most-affected by a trade war with Mexico, ranking just behind Texas, Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, and Kentucky. Mississippi would be the 16th most affected, and Arkansas would be 27th.
Specifically, here is how Tennessee would rank in each of the five categories:
Trade War with Mexico's Effect on Tennessee (1=Most Affected; 25=Avg.):

12th – Exports to Mexico as % of Total State Exports
6th – Exports to Mexico as % of State GDP
20th – Imports from Mexico as % of Total State Imports
5th – Imports from Mexico as % of State GDP
6th – Percent of Jobs Supported by Trade with Mexico
For the full report, click here.

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