Why Mexico?

  • World class trader: 7th importer / 8th exporter
  • Second largest trading partner of the U.S.: increased share in U.S. imports: from 7.4% in 1994 to 11.00 in 2003
  • Fourth recipient of FDI among emerging economies and second in Latin America; since 1994 Mexico has received over $139.7 billion dollars in foreign direct investment
  • Dynamic export performance
  • Improved access to international markets
  • Competitive production costs and skilled labor force
  • Strengthened democratic governance
  • Increasing international activism
  • New federalism
  • Budgetary continuity


Mexico is today a leading economy in the world. Characterized by a booming domestic market and a dynamic export performance, Mexico is the front runner in Latin America.

Mexico's GDP accounts for 633 billion dollars. The economy is supported by a skilled and young labor force; in fact Mexico's privileged demographical conditions allows for an increased young population to spur economic growth.

Positioned as the second largest U.S. trading partner, Mexico has increased its share in U.S. imports from 7% in 1994 to 11 in 2003; while standing as fourth recipient of foreign direct investment among emerging economies.

Top 500 companies in Latin America:Mexico is the top country host of most of Latin America's major companies.Mexico emerged over the last decade as the best location for foreign capitals and the most favorable business environment in Latin America. Among the 500 major companies in Latin America, the vast majority has established their operations in Mexico. From 63 companies with operations in Mexico listed in the 1991 ranking1, there are now 241 companies established in Mexico in 2002; while total sales grew from $57.8 billion dollars to $ 497.1 billion dollars, representing 58% of the 500 companies' total sales.Such boom in sales and trade is explained mainly by Mexico's trade liberalization process since NAFTA as well as its strong domestic market with low labor costs.