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 Wilson Center has a nice NAFTA Resource Page. The Mexico Institute and the Canada Institute are committed to provide up-to-date coverage as the NAFTA renegotiation progresses. Check back frequently for updates to this resource.
The Federal Bank of Dallas has a cool Mexico Economic Update available. The current edition suggests that “Mexico’s economy posted solid growth in second quarter 2017, although gross domestic product (GDP) growth ticked down slightly from the first quarter, according to the government’s advance estimate. Recent data on exports, industrial production and employment improved, but retail sales fell. Inflation held steady in June as the peso gained ground against the dollar for the fifth consecutive month. The consensus 2017 GDP growth forecast was unchanged at 2 percent.”
The August issue of the Borderplex Business Barometer (Volume 1, Number 8) 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.
Check out the latest forecast for Mexico from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). “After decelerating in late 2016, the pace of economic activity is projected to pick up somewhat, mainly reflecting stronger exports. Improved business confidence will support the upturn in investment. Consumer spending, the engine of growth in the past two years, will grow at a slower pace, as rising inflation damps consumers’ purchasing power and credit conditions tighten.”
Find out what the World Bank is thinking about Mexico here.
The latest Mexico Real Estate Outlook: First Half 2017 from BBVA Compass states: The slowdown in construction has continued with growth of 1.8%, closing 2016 with an increase of 4.2% in building and a decline of 9.4% in civil engineering.
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