Annual Growth*<br />*/ Over the same moth last year<br />Source: INEGI <br />Mexico’s Export Performance<br />
US Non-petrol Imports<br />Source: USDOC<br />Exports as a Growth Driver<br />Market share<br />(January-August 2010)<br />
Trade and legal frameworks<br />FTA Japan<br />The Mexican economy has a GDP of almost 1 trillion dollars, with a population of 112 million. The country’s GDP is expected to reach 1.4 trillion dollars in 2015 (IMF).<br />FTA EU<br />NAFTA<br />NAFTA<br />FTA<br />Honduras<br />El Salvador &<br /> Guatemala<br />FTA<br />Colombia<br />FTA<br />Nicaragua<br />FTA<br />Costa Rica<br />FTA Bolivia<br />MERCOSUR:<br />- Brazil<br />- Argentina<br />- Uruguay<br />- Paraguay<br />FTA Israel<br />FTA Chile<br /><ul><li>The world´s largest free trade agreements network (12 FTAs).
Automotive business opportunities in three continents (America, Europe, Asia).
Competitive advantages in: High qualified labor force, logistics, low country risk, economic stability, business environment.</li></li></ul><li>Country risk<br />Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit; latest data available<br />
Banking sector<br />Sources: Countries' Central Banks and National Statistics Offices, JP Morgan and Global Competitiveness Report 2009<br />
Manufacturing cost comparison <br />Manufacturing costs: Mexico has a business cost advantage of 18.2% average (of 17 industries) relative to the US (Source: Alix Partners 2009).<br />Source: United States Department of Labor (International Labor Comparisons, 2007) and International Labour Organization (salary history in dollars).<br />Note: Estimates for labor costs per hour for 2008 use 2008 growth rate for labor unit cost (source Global Insight) and the exchange rate at year end.<br />
Ease of doing business<br />Among Latin American Countries, Mexico has the highest ease of doing business (World Bank, Doing Business 2011).<br />Source: Doing Business 2011 – World Bank Group<br />
Mexico is a source of talent that is very attractive for businesses in various sectors. Every year, close to 90,000 students graduate from engineering and technology programs (Source: ANUIES).<br />Source: National Population Council.<br />
Geopolitical position … access to > 60% of World GDP<br />Macroeconomic stability<br />Open economy<br />Healthy banking sector<br />Competitive workforce<br />Business friendly<br />Young and prepared people<br />“Gateway to America”<br />Mexico situation<br />