Capital: Mexico City ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 2.3%
Key Facts

Full name: United Mexican States
Population: 114.8 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 1.96 million sq km (758,449 sq miles)
Major language: Spanish
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, mineral fuels and lubricants, food and live animals
GNI per capita: US $8,890 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .mx
International dialling code: +52

  • Climate change laws around the world


    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Mexico Year in Review 2016


    Improving employment figures and the strong performance of a number of key sectors were offset by slower increase and uncertainty over the impact of the incoming Donald Trump government on the economy, which is set to be a major theme in 2017.

    While GDP increase for the year was expected to relieve slightly to around 2.1% from 2.5% in 2015, according to the IMF, investor sentiment remained strong, buoyed by the government’s decision to begin implementing an ambitious programme of structural reforms.

    However, the US election result in November sent ripples through the economy, driving down the peso and raising the prospect of ratings downgrades in the new year.

  • Bilateral Relations Pipelines that bind: U.S. and Mexico to increase energy integration


    Nowhere are ties so strong and vital between the United States and Mexico than in the energy sector, with both partners having to depend heavily on the importation of the other’s energy resources like oil and gas

    While the Un-ited States is Mexico’s major su-pplier of natural gas and continues to be agrowing market for additional U.S. natural gas exports, at the same time, Mexico is the fourth supplier of crude to the United States by volume, generating revenue of over $11.6 billion during 2014 from the sale of 230 million barrels of crude.

  • Mexico Year in Review 2014


    While unresolved political issues took their toll on the popularity of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2014, the year as well brought significant evolution in the form of Congressional approval for a far-reaching reform package.

  • Reforms needed to energise Mexico’s economic performance


    Disappointing economic results from the initial quarter of the year prompted the Mexican government in late May to reduce its GDP increase estimate for the year from 3.9% to 2.7%.

  • Mexico's banks poised to reap the rewards of new reforms


    Troy Wright, CEO of Scotiabank Inverlat, Mexico’s seventh major commercial bank by assets and Tier 1 capital, believes that the Mexican banking system as a whole – 45 banks in total – will benefit.

  • The Latin American way new Trans-Pacific Partnership


    Cross-border trade bodies in the Americas have a variable record, with critics rounding on the likes of Mercosur or even the new Trans-Pacific Partnership. However, the Pacific Alliance – largely driven by the private sectors of Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico – appears to be showing how such bodies can work entirely.

  • Mexican economy has been highlighted by economists at the OECD


    From 1981 to 2011, its economy grew on average by just 2.4 % per year, and productivity actually dropped by 0.7 % yearly. In contrast, Chile additional than doubled Mexico’s economic increase, while raising productivity by 1.1 % each year.

    Nevertheless, while GDP increase is predicted to hit 3.1 % in 2013, down from an original estimate of 3.5 % due in part to sinking external request, the Mexican economy has been highlighted by economists at the OECD as being one of the top four engines of increase part the organisation’s member nations for the second half of 2013 and into 2014, along with Chile, Turkey and South Korea.