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Industrial FDI still slack in September

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Automotive: Chinese auto parts maker Daimay Automotive Interior Co. inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the northern state of Coahuila, the company reported. The US$86 million facility is expected to produce components such as sun visors, seats, headrests, steering wheels and roof consoles for regional OEMs including General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen and Chrysler. (Cluster Industrial, September 25, 2020)
  • Confectionery: U.S. candy and snack maker Mount Franklin Foods announced the opening of a new candy production plant in the northern state of Chihuahua. Investment was not specified for the facility, which is expected to produce soft non-chocolate candies and will include a packaging line and research and development operations. (Candy Industry, September 23, 2020)
  • Rail: The Ministry of Communications and transport is preparing a tender for the construction of a passenger rail line from the central state of Hidalgo to the new Mexico City airport at Sancta Lucía, currently under construction. Approximately US$1.9 million have been requested to cover the cost of the initial technical studies, according to local media reports. (El Universal, September 18, 2020)
  • Automotive: Japanese auto maker Toyota plans investment of US$170 million to expand its assembly plant in the central state of Guanajuato, local media reported. The increase in capacity will allow to company to boost output principally of the Tacoma model pickup truck for distribution in North America. (Expansión, September 15, 2020) Continue reading Industrial FDI still slack in September

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