Mexico Update: Second Quarter 2018

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June 01, 2018

Want to learn more about Mexico's economy? Keep abreast of changes in the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship and the economic environment for our nearest neighbor to the south? Browse research and news the AZMEX team recommends this quarter.

Research on the Mexican economy and U.S.-Mexico trade

The Mexico Economic Update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is available. Check out the latest high-frequency data for the Mexico economy. 

Check out the Mexico Portal run by the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Keep up with the latest economic and political news in Mexico. 

Don’t miss the latest IMF World Economic Outlook. It includes forecasts for Mexico! 

“Is Trump in a Trade War? An Up-to-Date Guide,” from the Peterson Institute for International Economics at: . See also “Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Counterproductive. Here Are Five More Things You Should Know,” 

The First Quarter 2018 issue of the Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast can now be downloaded for free from UTEP’s Digital Commons website:  This report provides an overview of expected changes in the Mexican economy this year and in 2019.

The February issue of the Borderplex Business Barometer (Volume 2, Number 5) can now be downloaded for free from UTEP’s Digital Commons website: The report summarizes recent economic trends in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juárez.

Mexico in the News

25 May 2018

Trump identifies his trade weapon of choice, to the dismay of Congress

Trump metals tariffs make Granite City great again, but at what cost?

Mexico’s Pena Nieto ‘optimistic’ on NAFTA as country makes new offer

Reuters poll: Mexico central bank could act if peso weakens – analysts

U.S. and China tout trade talks as success, but leave the details for later

US government proposes removal of the so-called ‘startup visa’ 

24 May 2018

US car imports may be the next target for tariffs

Mexican economy picked up steam in first quarter 

23 May 2018

Phoenix suing federal government over 2020 Census

Why Trump’s intense focus on the trade deficit could cost the economy in the long run

Nafta talks stalled on U.S. auto demands 

22 May 2018

What governments can do for the losers of free trade

China slashes tariffs on imported cars

Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy

What happened in steel cities after Trump’s tariff plans? Weak hiring

In trade war with U.S., China gets the upper hand