Mexico Update: Fourth Quarter 2018

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December 03, 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 which showed strong third quarter growth. Also see the Dallas Fed's October revision on Mexico's 2018 growth.

Visit the Mexico Institute research website at the Wilson Center for perspectives on the migrant caravan, as well as how new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might affect U.S.-Mexico relations.

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

Looking for recent news and analysis about the new USMCA? Check out this comprehensive research page from the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

As full implementation of the USMCA gets closer, take a look at this collection of essays from University of California academics on what NAFTA has meant for North America and its effect of global trade.

The Third Quarter 2018 issue of the Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast (Volume 21, Number 3) can now be downloaded for free from UTEP’s Digital Commons website. This report provides an overview of second quarter performance and forecasts for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. There is also discussion about expected effects of the incoming president.

The November issue of the Borderplex Business Barometer (Volume 2, Number 11) 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.

See here for a current summary of U.S.-Mexico Trade Facts from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Mexico in the News

Who are the U.S.’s largest trade partners?

Once again, hard times in US farm country coincide with a trade war

Mexico expects U.S. to begin lifting tariffs with trade deal signing

Price to Nogales residents for razor wire on border fence

Sonoran leadership welcomes Ducey’s re-election

Democrats’ House victory complicates passage of new Nafta, trade deals

Nogales no longer top spot for Mexican tomato imports

Study: Tomato imports lead to billions of dollars, thousands of jobs

Mexican economy recovers in third quarter as trade worries fade

Mexico City’s new airport canceled after controversial referendum