Imports$350.8 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$349.7 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.4% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate5.2% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$14,800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate5% (2010 est.)
Internet users31.02 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular91.363 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.086% (2012 est.)
Population114,975,406 (July 2012 est.)
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....
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....
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 ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
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The flash estimate of Mexico's seasonally adjusted GDP fell by 0.3% q/q in Q2, after growing by 0.8% in Q1. The contraction was led by the industrial sector, with a 1.7% q/q fall. The manufacturing secto ...