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A little investment, a lot of COVID-19

Reported investment into Mexico has dropped way off during the COVID-19 era, but there was a glimmer over the past month.  Following the update on the pandemic situation in Mexico we provide some examples of economic activity:

COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 remains strong in Mexico however it has stabilized in some parts of the country.  Mexico currently is ranked 11th in the world among countries with the highest number of accumulated confirmed cases.  Local health officials’ methodology for allowing increased economic activity includes factors such as the rate of increase in the number of cases and the level of occupation of hospital beds.  On this basis, in the past week 18 states have advanced from red, the highest level of alert and restriction, to orange, the second highest.  Fourteen states remain at red, or maximum restriction of economic activities.  States at the orange level, including the capital city, may reopen retail businesses and restaurants at a limited level of capacity in stages during the first two weeks of July.  Offices for most businesses remain closed. Continue reading A little investment, a lot of COVID-19

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Recycling: Mexican beverage bottler and retail group Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA) inaugurated a US$1 million recycling plant in the central state of Querétaro, local media reported. The facility will be used to break down obsolete refrigeration equipment to re-use components as well as dispose of materials in an environmentally responsible manner. (El Mexicano, November 28, 2019)
  • Ports: British-owned port developer Caxxor reported plans to invest approximately US$230 million in expansions at the Port of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. The initiative is part of a larger US$944 million program that includes dock and warehousing upgrades to Puerto Chiapas and a gas storage terminal at the port of Soto la Marina, according to local media. (Transporte.mx, November 19, 2019)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. generator manufacturer Generac Power Systems will establish a new production facility in the central state of Hidalgo, the company reported. The US$31 million plant is planned to produce diesel and gasoline powered mobile electricity generators. (El Financiero, November 25, 2019)
  • Renewable energy: Mexican energy infrastructure developer Natco energy announced it will build three wind farms and one solar generation park over the next two years. Investment of approximately US$634 million will support construction of 508 MW of new generation capacity at sites in the states of Nuevo León and Guanajuato. (Reforma, November 20, 2019)
  • Medical devices: German medical device manufacturer B Braun established a new distribution center in the central State of Mexico, the company reported. The US$5.6 million site is planned to improve shipping of osteosynthesis instruments produced at the company’s plant in the city of Toluca. (Reforma, November 21, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Airports: Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) launched a US$22 million expansion of the current Mexico City airport, the ministry reported. Construction, which will include seven new arrival and departure gates as well as access roads, will be led by contractors Epccor (Mexico) and Sacyr (Spain). (Reforma, September 25, 2019)
  • Manufacturing: Japanese-Mexican manufacturing joint venture Yamada-Vistamex completed an expansion of its production plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the company reported. The US$3 million upgrade will allow the operation to boost production of personal care products and home plastics for clients such as P&G, Tupperware, Crane and Force of Nature. (Somos Industria, September 2019)
  • HVAC: Swedish diversified corporate group Dometic inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, local media reported. The facility, for which the amount of investment was not specified, will produce various types of air conditioning systems. (Somos Industria, September 2019)
  • Ports: Port operator Contecon, subsidiary of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, announced it will invest approximately US$250 million to expand its concession at the Pacific coast port of Manzanillo. Contecon currently handles 35% of the freight moved through the port, principally for manufacturing industries such as automotive and appliances. (El Financiero, September 19, 2019)
  • Leisure: Mexican theme park operator Ventura Entertainment announced plans to establish two new golf-themed venues in Monterrey and Mexico City via investment of approximately US$41 million. The sites will operate under the TopGolf brand through a franchise agreement with U.S.-based TopGolf. (Reforma, September 16, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico