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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Automotive: U.S.-owned vehicle maker Link EV Electric Vehicles announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in the southeastern state of Puebla, in association with Chinese and Spanish partners. The US$265 million facility is expected to produce electric vans for package delivery and urban transport applications. (El Economista, January 25, 2022)
  • Mining: Canadian mining company Americas Gold and Silver reported plans to invest US$30 million at its San Rafael mine in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Resources will be aimed at boosting production of silver, zinc and lead at the mine following an extended period of inactivity. (Reforma, January 25, 2022)
  • Packaging: U.S. consumer packaging multinational Nexgen inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. The site, for which the amount of investment was not specified, will provide nearshoring production services for apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers with operations in North America. (Nexgen Packaging, January 24, 2022)
  • Animal feed: UK-based agri-tech company Devenish inaugurated a new administrative and production complex in the northwestern state of Sonora, the company announced. The site, investment for which was not specified, will become the Devenish Mexico headquarters and include a two-line production system to produce premixes for pork, cattle and poultry feeds. (3tres3.com, January 19, 2022)
  • Industrial parks: The government of the central state of Guanajuato announced the inauguration of a new 1.1 million sq. ft. industrial park in the state. the US$40 million Orient Business Park is planned to include at least 97 industrial structures available to regional productive enterprises. (Centro Urbano, January 19, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Logistics: Mexican logistics services provider Onest Logistics is currently constructing a new operations center in the central State of Mexico, the company reported. The US$9.5 million facility is planned specifically to meet rapidly growing demand from e-commerce platforms such as MercadoLibre and Amazon. (El Norte, November 30, 2021)
  • Manufacturing: French rail car manufacturer Alstom is carrying out investment of approximately US$25 million at its plant in the central state of Hidalgo, the company reported. The company is upgrading equipment, installations and testing track for the construction of rolling stock for the Maya Train, currently being built in southeastern Mexico. (Reforma, November 25, 2021)
  • Automotive: German electronics and engineering multinational Bosch announced plans to expand production at its manufacturing plant in the central state of Aguascalientes. The US$83 million upgrade is expected to support increased output of the company’s automotive braking system components iBooster, ABS and ESP. (Forbes México, November 24, 2021)
  • Pharmaceutical: U.S. pharmaceutical multinational Baxter inaugurated a new production line at its plant in the southern state of Morelos, the company reported. The expansion is part of a US$100 million investment through 2024 that will allow the plant to increase production of kidney treatment products for the Mexican, U.S. and Latin American markets. (Reforma, November 23, 2021)
  • Electronics: Taiwanese-owned electronics manufacturer Kemet announced plans to expand its plant in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The US$20 million upgrade will allow the company to increase production of capacitors used by the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries, among others. (Milenio, November 11, 2021) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

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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