Mexico: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc, Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select Country Reports from Publications column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Mexico

Published by the U.S. government and includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Mexico Country Profile

Provides quick access to country data points, trends and analysis including country’s political and governmental make-up, economic performance, gross domestic product, the potential for economic development, and detailed market and industry analysis of the country’s business environment.

Mexico Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, these in-depth reports provide demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental data. Includes key sector production, consumption and net exports, maps, country flag, Freedom Rankings for political rights and civil liberties, Human Development Index measuring quality of life and investment climate basic infrastructure information.

Mexico Business Forecast Report

Published quarterly by Business Monitor International, focuses on global emerging markets. Provides SWOT analysis of a country’s political, economic and business environment, includes overviews of the country’s key economic sectors and scenario test analysis. Forecasts key macroeconomic data 6 years out.

Mexico Country Monitor

Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Mexico Economic Competitiveness

From the Icon Group, using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks. Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings. Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Political Risk Yearbook: Mexico Country Forecast

From PRS Group, published annually and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.

Mexico: A Country Study

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mxtoc.html

“The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”

Note: Organization for Economic Co-operation and development provides statistics and reports on its 30 country members in addition to various reports, statistics and working papers covering macroeconomics, trade, education, development and science and innovation with approx. 70 countries it has relationships with. Content vary country by country.

Finance, Trade & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Mexico

http://www.buyusa.gov/mexico/en/

From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

FITA: Mexico Country Profile

http://fita.org/countries/mexico.html

FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

Global Edge: Mexico

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/mexico

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Mexico

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Mexico

A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Mexico’s trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

Maquila Portal – Mexico Manufacturing Industry Information Center

http://www.maquilaportal.com

Provides data and indicators related to the manufacturing industry in Mexico.

News & Journals

Note: Press Display provides online access to over 400 titles of today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color and full-page format. To get a list of newspapers by country select the country from the sidebar.

Statistics & Government Resources

Banco de Mexico

http://www.banxico.org.mx/sitioIngles/index.html

English version of the Web site of Mexico’s central bank. Categories of information include the following: about Banco de Mexico, currency, monetary and exchange rate policies, economic and financial indicators, publications and speeches and more. Links to the Spanish version.

Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.

http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua/

Based in Washington DC. Comprehensive information and links about the country.

National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics

http://www.inegi.gob.mx/inegi/default.asp

Important social, economic and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites. In Spanish only.