Mexico Construction Articles & Analysis

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Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Mexico 2015

As the recent constitutional reforms start to have an impact on the Mexican economy, construction activity is poised to grow. Total investment in the construction sector reached $148bn in 2014, according to the Mexican Chamber of Construction, of which 75% was accounted for by private investment. Though construction continues to be a volatile activity, the sector remains a key component of the...

At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. The country is expected to maintain a solid economic performance in 2015 and beyond, with the IMF estimating GDP growth of 3% and 3.3% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Private companies and building infrastructure in Latin America are trying to take a piece of cake project recently announced 9,100 million dollars to build one of the largest airports in the world in Mexico City. 

What do you make of the 2013-18 national infrastructure plan? Can it be carried out efficiently?

 

Reeling from a crisis that left some of the country’s largest home builders in bad shape, the real estate sector is finding ways to grow in other segments. Investment coming through new property trusts is pushing the sector to rally around more profitable markets. The increase in the number of international firms has led to the development of...

 

Despite Mexico’s dynamism and the size of its economy, the country’s construction industry had a difficult year in 2013. After growing 4% in 2011 and 1.9% in 2012, the accumulated losses for the sector during the first nine months of 2013 amounted to a 4.5% reduction in construction activity. An acceleration of government spending before the...