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August brings scandal to distract from COVID woes

After five months of restrictions on mobility and economic activity, in addition to measures to inhibit contagion, Mexico remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some signs of optimism are emerging nonetheless.  Among Mexico’s 32 states, 10 have now been classified as yellow under the national traffic-light system governing the severity of restrictions, with yellow being the least strict before returning to green, or no restrictions.  The other 22 states, including Mexico City, remain at orange, which imposes significant barriers to full economic activity.  The national rate of new cases per day has declined slightly over the second half of August.  The impact on employment and industry, however continues to be severe with Mexico on track to register its steepest drop in GDP growth in decades. Continue reading August brings scandal to distract from COVID woes

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Biogas: Mexican waste management firm Promotora Ambiental (PASA) inaugurated a biogas-powered electricity generation plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the state government reported. The site will draw on biomass from the municipal waste disposal site of the state capital of León. (El Heraldo de Léon, October 25, 2019)
  • Coffee: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé announced it will expand its new coffee processing plant currently under construction in the eastern Gulf state of Veracruz, via additional investment of approximately US$46 million. The company plans to acquire more equipment than originally projected for the processing of up to 20,000 tons of green coffee beans per year. (Reforma, October 23, 2019)
  • Tourism: Mexican adventure park operator Grupo Xcaret reported plans to invest approximately US$400 million through 2027 in the country’s southeastern coastal tourism region. Projects include sustainably constructed hotels and a new ecologically themed amusement park. (El Financiero, October 21, 2019)
  • Food processing: Processed foods producer Qualtia Lacteos, subsidiary of Mexican diversified industrial conglomerate Grupo Xignux, will establish a new cheese factory in the central state of Querétaro at an approximate cost of US$15 million, the company reported. The 30,000 square foot plant is projected to enter into operation in 2020. (Reforma, October 17, 2019)
  • Cement: Swiss building materials multinational Holcim announced it will construct a new production plant in the southeastern state of Yucatan. The US$40 million site is planned to produce 650,000 tons of cement annually. (El Financiero, October 18, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

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