NAFTA trade deficit chart

US trade deficits with Canada and Mexico since NAFTA

Eric Garland DataLab

As the United States has suddenly pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is a good time to review the last, important trade deal of similar scale, NAFTA. As this chart shows, trade deficit with Mexico and Canada increased from USD$17.0 to $177.2 billion. According to this paper by Robert E. Scott, NAFTA has indirectly¬†displaced upwards of one million jobs …