Mexico Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Automotive & Aerospace from The Report: Mexico 2018

While renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Alliance (NAFTA) have led to an environment of uncertainty for Mexican industry, the automotive sector remains solid and on track for further development driven by rising vehicle production, local sales and export demand. Mexico is home to 24 carmakers, with manufacturing facilities in 24 states, producing cars, light and heavy trucks and...

Driven by an ongoing process of economic opening since the 1990s, Mexico has established a solid macroeconomic base. Structural reforms have improved the country’s trade flows, helped to soften the impact of a gradual slowdown in hydrocarbons production and exports, and enabled manufacturing-led economic diversification and regional integration.

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Si bien el futuro del sector minero de México sigue siendo incierto, los reciente temores a que la nueva administración obstaculizase el crecimiento del sector a través de regulaciones demasiado estrictas se ha disipado ligeramente.

 

The potential of Hidalgo as an industrial hub is hardly a new discovery, stemming back to the 1950s when the manufacturing city of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún in the southern municipality of Tepeapulco was founded as part of a federal government initiative to house the Mexican automotive producer National Diesel, also known as DINA, and...

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities, as well as risks. Wealthier emerging markets, such as the Gulf states, that...

 

Performance in Mexican industry is heavily dependent on the particular segment in question and its current economic position. The automotive and aeronautics manufacturing sectors, concentrated mostly in the Bajío region of Mexico in the states of Querétaro and Guanajuato, are driving demand for inputs like light-weight polymers, while strong...

 

In what ways has digitalisation changed the way distribution networks operate in the retail sector?

 

With just over one in five beers exported around the world originating in Mexico, the country remains one of the top global producers of the brewed beverage. While the domestic beer industry points to consumer-friendly lager as the reason for its success, additional behind-the-scenes factors have also propelled Mexico’s rise among major...