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Mexico unmoved by this trendy clean energy thing

We read in Morning Brew today that the International Energy Agency (IEA) is projecting that renewables will surpass coal as the primary source of energy generation by 2025.  The Brew item actually says solar but the original Reuters story it links to says renewable sources.  Either way, the growing importance of solar and other renewable energy sources combined with the tenuous outlook for fossil fuels continues to cast a dark shadow over President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s campaign to prop up Mexico’s insolvent state oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).   The entire world is innovating and expanding generation capacity in clean, renewable energy, and the Mexican government is out here trying to get people to use more diesel.  Absolute face palm. Continue reading Mexico unmoved by this trendy clean energy thing

Mexican economy not 100% dead just yet

Mexico continues to struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with over 400,000 accumulated cases and 46,000 deaths.  Mexico City remains at orange, the second highest level of alert under the national traffic light system for establishing economic and mobility restrictions, and the rest of the country’s 32 states are at either red, the highest alert level, or orange.  The level of business activity remains substantially reduced with respect to pre-COVID levels and no significant improvement is foreseeable in the near term. Continue reading Mexican economy not 100% dead just yet

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Manufacturing: Chinese-owned tool maker Milwaukee Tool announced it will establish a new production plant in the northern state of Coahuila via investment of US$86 million. The company manufactures power tools such as drills, saws, grinders and related products. (El Financiero, August 29, 2019)
  • Energy: Spanish energy multinational Iberdrola will construct two new electricity generation facilities at a combined cost of US$750 million, the company reported. The combined cycle plant in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and the wind park in the eastern state of Puebla are projected to provide capacity of 1,700 MW. (Reforma, August 22, 2019)
  • Fertilizer: Swiss petrochemical products multinational Proman will move forward to construct an ammonia fertilizer production plant in the northwest state of Sinaloa, the company reported. The US$1.25 billion complex is projected to produce 800,000 tons of agricultural fertilizer annually beginning in 2022, for both the domestic and export markets. (El Financiero, August 14, 2019)
  • Personal care: Brazilian cosmetics multinational Natura constructed a new distribution center in the central State of Mexico at a cost of US$10 million, the company reported. The site is planned to have capacity to process 1,300 orders per hour. (El Financiero, August 15, 2019)
  • Logistics: German logistics multinational DHL announced it will invest US$300 million in Mexico though 2024 to handle booming e-commerce shipping demand. Resources will support operational areas such as retail services, security, technology systems, equipment and general package handling capacity. (El Financiero, August 14, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico