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The drug war: By the numbers

1,989 miles – The length of Mexico’s border with the U.S. from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

48 – Number of border crossings.

330 – Ports of entry, including railroad crossings.

More than 74 million – The number of personal vehicles that used the ports of entry to cross the border in 2015.

More than 41 million – The number of pedestrians that crossed the border in 2015.

5.5 million – The number of tractor-trailers that legally crossed the border in 2015.

Mexico is the United States’ third-largest trading partner, behind Canada and China.

$172 billion – The value of exports from the U.S. to Mexico in 2015, more than twice what the U.S. sent to China.

More than $218 billion – The value of imports from Mexico to the U.S. in 2015. Trade with Mexico accounts for 14.5 percent of all U.S. foreign trade.

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