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The Report: Mexico 2018

  • ID: 4702094
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Mexico
  • 316 Pages
  • Oxford Business Group
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  • Acciona Energy
  • Banco de México
  • Grupo Modelo
  • Mexican Health Foundation
  • Mexicanos Primero
  • Nissan México
  • MORE

Driven by an ongoing process of economic opening since the 1990s, Mexico has established a solid macroeconomic base. Structural reforms have improved the country’s trade flows, helped to soften the impact of a gradual slowdown in hydrocarbons production and exports, and enabled manufacturing-led economic diversification and regional integration.

Mexico in brief

Driven by an ongoing process of economic opening since the 1990s, Mexico has established a solid macroeconomic base. Structural reforms have improved the country’s trade flows, helped to soften the impact of a gradual slowdown in hydrocarbons production and exports, and enabled manufacturing-led economic diversification and regional integration. While Mexico now faces a combination of unprecedented risks that continue to test its resilience to unfriendly economic headwinds, both at home and abroad, the economy benefits from a high degree of regulatory maturity and sound macroeconomic management.

Country Profile

  • A new government in sight as election season ends
  • Tackling corruption and crime remain top priorities
  • Recent reforms open sectors up to new investment
  • Tensions with the US test the bilateral relationship
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  • Acciona Energy
  • Banco de México
  • Grupo Modelo
  • Mexican Health Foundation
  • Mexicanos Primero
  • Nissan México
  • MORE


  • Mexico in brief


  • Place of transition: A country of diversity, Mexico is a bridge between regions
  • Viewpoint: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  • In process: The republic seeks stability through diversifying trade links and forming relationships with new markets
  • Viewpoint: Sebastián Piñera Echenique, President of Chile
  • Clearing the way: Promoting security and transparency will enable the incoming administration to pursue a growth agenda
  • Business Barometer: Mexico CEO Survey
  • Viewpoint: Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade


  • Holding the line: Despite a handful of internal and external risks, the economy shows resilience
  • Interview: Juan Pablo Castañón Castañón, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial
  • Global village: Medium-term prospects suggest globalisation is set to continue
  • Online reach: Expansion of e-commerce provides another platform for domestic consumption


  • Strong suit: Growth has increased profitability, but reaching new customers remains challenging
  • Digital direction: Innovative operators and new regulations push inclusion through technology
  • Interview: Alejandro Díaz de León Carrillo, Governor, Banco de México
  • Fintech revolution: Tech solutions are driving the evolution of the sector landscape


  • Scaling up: A new bourse and diversified instruments aim to increase investment
  • Solid partnership: Pension funds remain a critical component of capital markets
  • Interview: José Oriol Bosch Par, CEO, Mexican Stock Exchange
  • Interview: Santiago Urquiza Luna-Parra, President, Institutional Stock Exchange
  • Trading hands: Peso volatility affects businesses, investors and individuals


  • Protection drive: Insurers enhance distribution channels to increase penetration rates
  • Fault lines: Seismic activity calls for improved insurance products and industry regulation
  • Interview: Manuel Escobedo Conover, President, Mexican Association of Insurance Companies
  • Reassuring trend: New programmes protect emerging markets against natural disasters


  • Steady ahead: Regulatory overhaul helps to inject private investment in a range of activities
  • Fuel for competition: International and domestic brands battle for downstream market share
  • Interview: Carlos Treviño Medina, CEO, Petróleos Mexicanos From resources to riches: Exploration efforts tap into a number of new hydrocarbons deposits
  • Interview: Iván Sandrea Silva, CEO, Sierra Oil and Gas
  • Interview: Miguel Ángel Alonso Rubio, CEO, Acciona Energy
  • Green and clean: Regulatory changes are attracting private financing and reducing prices Waste not, want not: Importance of more sustainable water-management policies


  • Increasing capabilities: Sector growth is maintained in the face of challenges
  • Interview: Guilherme Loureiro, Executive President and CEO, Walmart México
  • Brewmasters: Beer makers focus on sustainable practices, community development and profit
  • State of craft: Attention on Hidalgo as an up-and-coming manufacturing powerhouse
  • Gearing up: Preparing for opportunities and challenges of the next industrial revolution
  • A bright outlook: Government engagement, rising commodity prices and new technology bode well for mining


  • Drive on: Auto industry is poised for growth despite bumps in the road
  • Steel in front: The auto parts and metal segments continue to drive innovation in Nuevo León’s manufacturing industry
  • Taking off: Efforts underway to become a global leader in aerospace
  • Skybound: Rapid expansion of the global air travel industry propels investment efforts
  • Interview: Mayra González Velasco, President and CEO, Nissan México
  • Interview: Juan Carlos Corral Martin, President, AeroClúster de Querétaro


  • Solid foundation: Building on an export-oriented, industry-driven economy
  • Shift towards diversification: The state is looking to support areas beyond manufacturing
  • Curricular update: Efforts to boost collaboration between industry and educational institutions
  • Adapting for the future: The state government is leading the push for Industry 4.0
  • Interview: Fernando Turner Dávila, Secretary of Economy and Labour, State of Nuevo León
  • Ahead of the curve: New research facilities are in the pipeline to ensure technological innovation
  • Interview: Omar Díaz, President, Neoris Hidalgo
  • On the map: Improved conditions for investment attract attention
  • Business destination: Work underway to make the most of an advantageous location
  • Power play: Sector reforms and renewables projects energise the economy
  • Interview: Omar Fayad Meneses, Governor of Hidalgo
  • On the move: Strong transport connections offer the potential for logistics businesses
  • Interview: José Luis Romo Cruz, Secretary of Economic Development, State of Hidalgo
  • Hop to: Large-scale investments showcase development momentum
  • At your service: Rising uptake of higher education provides a ready workforce
  • Interview: Elías Massri Sasson, CEO, Giant Motors
  • Cure-all: Investment in chemicals and pharmaceuticals has grown
  • Working together: Legislation regulating public-private partnerships is now on the books
  • Interview: Mauricio Leyva Arboleda, CEO, Grupo Modelo Attracting innovators: Focus on research and development at key clusters is designed to make the state a centre of science and technology


  • Rising up the ranks: The state continues on the path of economic expansion and diversification
  • Driving force: Automotive industry creates jobs and spurs development in the education system
  • On the firm ground: Infrastructure works build the base for long-term development Agro-industrial revolution: Growers diversify crops while producers expand operations
  • Exploring avenues: Rising investment to develop the state’s diverse tourism offering


  • Levelling the field: Focus on breaking upmarket monopoly and boosting sector performance
  • Interview: Sergio Rosengaus, CEO, KIO Networks
  • Key to competitiveness: Robust infrastructure, tech parks and talent drive growth
  • Smart cities: Fostering public and private engagement to transform urban centres into tech-savvy environments


  • Forward progress: Upgrades and new systems boost transit and trade capacity
  • Interview: Federico Patiño Márquez, CEO, Mexico City Airport Group
  • Wake of expansion: Port works and new shipping routes to support rising trade volumes


  • Public works: Moderate expansion to return despite political uncertainty
  • Repair and rebuild: Authorities work to support victims of the September 2017 earthquakes
  • Interview: Luis Gutiérrez Guajardo, President, Prologis Latin America
  • Solid foundations: Record office occupancy, a stable housing deficit and exponential expansion in retail space indicate a healthy market
  • Sustainable urbanisation: Planners are striving to create efficient spaces for city dwellers


  • Harnessing local talent: Authorities look to build on recent successes in innovation
  • Development synergies: Technology fundamental to business efficiency and productivity
  • Interview: Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, DirectorGeneral, National Council of Science and Technology


  • Sunny forecast: Despite perceived security issues, visitor numbers continue to rise
  • Expanding horizons: The sector is shifting focus to niche segments and secondary cities
  • Meeting expectations: Security and engagement key to further growth in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions industry


  • Fruitful prospects: High export growth supports plans to tap into new markets
  • Interview: Adrián Iturbide Mejía, Former President, Mexican Association of Avocado Producers and Exporters
  • Sowing the seeds: Diversifying trade partners and implementing sustainable practices
  • Seeking sustainability: Precision farming aims to bolster global agriculture resiliency


  • Modern methods: Innovation and investment help boost capacity as the population ages
  • Powerful partners: Outsourcing helps to cut costs and improve efficiency
  • Medicine market: Sector structure requires pharmaceutical producers to innovate to develop new revenue streams
  • Trials of testing: Reforms aim to facilitate commercialisation of new drugs
  • Promoting pharmaceuticals: Demand for local and imported pharmaceutical products is rising
  • Interview: Pablo Escandón Cusi, President, Mexican Health Foundation


  • Report on reform: The sector outlines clear areas of focus as it continues on a journey to improve learning outcomes
  • Interview: David Calderón Martín del Campo, President, Mexicanos Primero
  • On the job: Development and promotion of technical and vocational training key to improving employment rates


  • Deloitte México
  • Across the board: An outline of the tax system for corporations and individuals
  • Viewpoint: Ricardo González Orta, Partner, Deloitte México
  • Tax liabilities: Impacts of the trend towards lower corporate tax rates on economies worldwide


  • Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados
  • Water matter: Regulations are being revisited to ensure comprehensive public policy for a key natural resource
  • Ongoing reform: Changes to the tax system needed for sustainable growth
  • Viewpoint: César Maillard Canudas, Managing Partner, Maillard, Cerbón, Canudas, Argumedo, Palma y Asociados


  • Viva la Comida: A culinary display of Mexico’s rich and vibrant culture For the weary traveller: Hotels across the country
  • Listings: Telephone directory of useful public and private entities
  • Facts for visitors: Things to know before arrival
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  • Acciona Energy
  • AeroClúster de Querétaro
  • Banco de México
  • Consejo Coordinador Empresarial
  • Giant Motors
  • Grupo Modelo
  • Institutional Stock Exchange
  • KIO Networks
  • Mexican Association of Avocado Producers and Exporters
  • Mexican Association of Insurance Companies
  • Mexican Health Foundation
  • Mexican Stock Exchange
  • Mexicanos Primero
  • Mexico City Airport Group
  • National Council of Science and Technology
  • Nissan México
  • Petróleos Mexicanos
  • Prologis Latin America
  • Walmart México
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