Mexico produces roughly 20 percent of all vehicle production in North America. The Mexican Auto Industry Association announced that in April, Mexico produced 278,173 vehicles, exporting 228,810. And 179,958 of those exports made their way north to the United States. Total exports through the first four months of 2017 were up 15 percent compared to the first four months of 2016.
It's not all good news for Mexico. Both Mexico and the Trump administration are gearing up for a renegotiation of NAFTA. The deal is likely to hurt Mexico's booming auto industry as the US is the country's top trading partner, though it does have free-trade deals with a number of other countries. A number of automakers including Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota, GM, and Ford produce vehicles in Mexico. Trump's goal is to make the deal more "fair" for US workers.