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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

COVID-19

Mexico has suffered something of a setback in its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past month.  On the epidemiological traffic light system, Mexico City had reached green, or mild restrictions, as the beginning of the month only to return to the higher restrictions of the yellow level following the June 6 national elections.  The number of states at the orange or significant restriction level rose from one to five during the month, with reported increases in COVID cases particularly in tourist zones such as the Riviera Maya (Cancun), Yucatan and Baja California.  No PCR test or quarantine is required to enter Mexico for travelers arriving by air.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY

  • Same-store retail sales jumped 33.9% in May with respect to the same month last year, the National Retailers Association (ANTAD) reported. The size of the increase is due largely to the plunge in sales in May 2020 resulting from the initial COVID-19 lockdowns. (Reforma, June 11, 2021)
  • Mexico’s central bank Banco de México (Banxico) raised its projection of GDP growth to 6.0% for the current year, up from a previous estimate of 4.8%. The improved outlook is based on advances in COVID-19 vaccination, strong demand for exports and better than expected first quarter growth. (Citibanamex Reporte Económico Diario, June 3, 2021)
  • Remittances to Mexico from abroad through the first four months of the year are running 19.1% ahead of the same period last year, central bank Banco de México (Banxico) reported. Remittances are on track to post their strongest annual growth since 2005. (Milenio, June 1, 2021)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Vegetable oil: U.S. agricultural commodities trader Cargill expanded its grain processing plant in the central state of Hidalgo to include an additional production and bottling line. The US$16 million upgrade will produce vegetable oil principally to supply Walmart stores, the company reported. (Expansión, March 28, 2019)
  • Railroad: Mexico’s Grupo México corporate group reported investment plans totaling approximately US$555 million to support its railroad subsidiaries Ferromex and Ferrosur. Areas targeted for upgrades include locomotive maintenance, track materials and rehabilitation, new rolling stock and related equipment and land purchases. (Reforma, March 27, 2019)
  • Ports: Major new infrastructure under construction at the Port of Veracruz on Mexico’s Gulf coast will begin entering operation later this year, the Veracruz Port Customs Agents Association reported. The US$3.7 billion upgrade includes four new specialized terminals for fluids, bulk agricultural products, bulk mineral products and containerized and loose cargo. (Reforma, March 25, 2019)
  • Oil refining: The Mexican government invited international companies to bid on the construction of a new oil refinery in the southeastern Gulf coast state of Tabasco. The project, estimated to require investment of US$6 – 8 billion, will include 17 processing plants, 19 storage tanks, a rail line and ship docking facilities. (Reuters, March 18, 2019)
  • Manufacturing: Mexican construction finishings manufacturer Lamosa announced a US$100 million investment plan that includes US$23.3 million to support Mexico operations. The company produces ceramic tile, adhesives and flooring materials at 13 production plants in Mexico. (Reforma, March 14, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Construction: Mexican developer Vinte plans investment of approximately US$158 million in housing construction this year, the company reported. The company plans to build 600- and 700-unit middle class complexes in the cities of Pachuca and Monterrey, respectively. (El Financiero, January 25, 2018)
  • Gas stations: French oil and gas multinational Total reported plans to open up to 100 filling stations in Mexico this year under its own brand. The amount of investment was not specified for the expansion, which will be concentrated generally in the central region of the country. (El Financiero, January 18, 2018)
  • Chemicals: Dutch chemicals multinational AzkoNobel is projecting approximately US$14.6 million in investment to support Mexico operations during the current year. Projects include expanding production capacity and upgrading the company’s organic peroxides plant in the central State of Mexico. (El Financiero, January 18, 2018)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark plans investment of approximately US$100 million in Mexico operations in 2018, the company reported. Resources will primarily support expansion of production capacity, improvements to products and cost reduction strategies. (El Financiero, January 22, 2018)
  • Wind power: Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power initiated construction on a new wind power plant in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The US$120 million site is projected to have generation capacity of 93 MW. (Milenio, January 19, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico