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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 past month:

  • Logistics: U.S.-based industrial real estate developer Prologis plans investment of US$180 million in Mexico operations this year, the company reported. Projects include construction of new industrial parks as well as acquisition of parks currently under construction. (El Financiero, March 26, 2015)
  • Retail: Mexican upscale department store chain Palacio de Hierro will establish a new store in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz at a cost of approximately US$40 million. The store will be part of a new oceanfront commercial development to include retail space, offices, restaurants and cinemas. (El Financiero, March 23, 2015)
  • Entertainment: Mexican cinema operator Cinemex projects it will add up to 170 screens to Mexico operations in 2015 at a cost of approximately US$100 million. Cinemex also plans to enter the U.S. market in 2016, the company reported. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Apertura, March 23, 2015)
  • Information technology: Mexican telecommunications service provider Alestra will invest approximately US$108 million in Mexico operations this year, the company reported. Plans include a major expansion of the company’s data center in the central state of Querétaro, one of five such centers Alestra operates in the country. (El Financiero, March 20, 2015)
  • Automotive: Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International plans investment of approximately US$135 million to install a production plant in the central state of Querétaro. The facility is planned to produce fenders, panels and other exterior vehicle parts for global OEMs. (El Financiero, March 19, 2015)
  • Food processing: DuPont Mexico, subsidiary of U.S. chemical giant DuPont, plans investment of US$10 million in Mexico operations in 2015, the company reported. Projects include expansion of the company’s pectin extraction plant in the western state of Colima. (Reforma, March 19, 2015) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Telecommunications: Mexican wireless services provider Maxcomm Telecomunicaciones projects investment of approximately US$67 million in 2015, the company reported. Projects are expected to include modernization of the company’s wireless technologies across service offerings. (El Financiero, October 28, 2014)
  • Food processing: U.S. cereal and snack maker Kellogg’s plans investment of approximately US$52 million in Mexico over the next three years, the company reported. Resources will focus on the company’s major production plant in the central state of Querétaro, to upgrade areas such as sustainability, productivity, and innovation and target the healthy-lifestyle market niche. (El Financiero, October 28, 2014)
  • Financial services: Canadian bank Scotiabank announced plans to invest approximately US$266 million in Mexico operations over the next five years. Anticipated projects include expanding the number of cash machines and retail branches in the Mexican market. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Apertura, October 29, 2014)
  • Information technology: Chinese information technology equipment and services giant Huawei plans investment of approximately US$1.5 billion in the central state of Querétaro, the Mexican federal government announced. Projects are expected to include a network operations center, research and development and training facilities. (El Economista, October 28, 2014)
  • Automotive: Mexican high-performance boutique auto maker Vuhl will establish its initial manufacturing plant in the central state of Querétaro, the Querétaro state government reported. The US$10 million facility is expected to produce chassis, suspensions and do the final assembly of the company’s Vuhl 05 model. (Querétaro State Government, October 26, 2014) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico