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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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ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY

  • Revenue from international tourism to Mexico jumped 256% in August with respect to the same month in 2020, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INEGI). Nonetheless, income from international tourism remained 6.9% below the level registered in the same month of 2019. (Citibanamex Reporte Económico Diario, October 11, 2021)
  • Mexico’s inflation rate through September as measured by the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) is 6.0%, Citibank subsidiary Citibanamex reported. The bank projects final 2021 inflation to reach 6.4%. (Citibanamex Estudios Económicos, October 7, 2021)
  • Remittances to Mexico from abroad continued their remarkable performance in August, registering an increase of 32.7% over the same month the previous year, according to central bank Banco de México (Banxico) data. The value of remittances is running approximately 25% ahead of 2020 through the first eight months of this year. (El Financiero, October 1, 2021)

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COVID-19

The epidemiological conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico continue to improve slowly but steadily.  According to the most recent version of the national traffic light system used to indicate the level of alert and restrictions on business activities and mobility, six Mexican states are now at green, or no restrictions, while 20 are at yellow or low restriction.  Mexico City remains at orange, denoting a relatively high rate of alert, however the city appears to be operating fairly normally albeit with widespread mask use and social distancing.  Approximately 10% of Mexicans have received at least one vaccination shot, compared with over 40% in the United States. Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico