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Mexico : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$350.8 billion (2011 est.)
$301.5 billion (2010 est.)


$349.7 billion (2011 est.)
$298.5 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.4% (2011 est.)
4.2% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

5.2% (2011 est.)
5.4% (2010 est.)
note: underemployment may be as high as 25%

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$14,800 (2011 est.)
$14,400 (2010 est.)
$13,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

5% (2010 est.)
-6.5% (2009 est.)
1.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

31.02 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

91.363 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.086% (2012 est.)


114,975,406 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century.

Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century.

The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010.

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Economic overview

Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion dollar class.

It contains a mixture of modern and outmoded industry and agriculture, increasingly dominated by the private sector.

Recent administrations have expanded competition in seaports, railroads, telecommunications, electricity generation, natural gas distribution, and airports.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Mexico April 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Mexico April 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The government of the president, Enrique Peña Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), will focus on implementing the ambitious structural reforms approved in 2013-14, while reactivating ...

  • Countries : Mexico


The BRIC+M Emerging Market Risk Comparisons Report

The BRIC+M Emerging Market Risk Comparisons Report

  • $ 499
  • Country report
  • December 2016
  • by ISA

The BRIC+M Emerging Market Risk Comparisons Report identifies the major near-term and long-term risks in leading emerging markets. This includes country, region, economic and political risk in five of ...

  • Countries : BRIC, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russian Federation

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Mexico

D&B Country Insight Report: Mexico

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • August 2016
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Mexico

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