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Top Reasons Multinationals Are Investing in Mexico

With a strategic location, 12 free trade agreements and a talented young workforce, Mexico is one of the best places to do business in Latin America.

Why Choose Mexico?



With 12 free trade agreements signed, Mexico’s trade partners account for 60 percent of the world’s GDP.

The United States is the destination for 80 percent of exports and accounts for 45 percent of imports.

For its ease of doing business, Mexico ranks 54 of 192 analyzed countries globally and first across Latin America, according to the World Bank.

Its proximity to the US, lower logistics costs and highly skilled labor force have positioned Mexico to be a leading manufacturing country.

The workforce is young: 45 percent of the population is under 25, and the average age is 28.7.


A Large, Resilient Economy


nominal GDP


largest economy in Latin America


largest economy in the world


of GDP is exports + imports

No. 1

exports-to-GDP ratio in Latin America


Infrastructure That Supports Trade


A Variety of Thriving Sectors

Companies looking to set up shop or expand their operations in Mexico can benefit from competitive labor costs, a growing consumer market and proximity to the US. Notable sectors include:


Sources: World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business Index; World Economic Forum; INEGI; CIA World Factbook; Ministry of Economics; World Economic Forum 2017-2018 rankings; US Department of Transportation; J.P. Morgan Mexico 101 Handbook; (SCT) Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

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