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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Automotive: Mexican security technology company Wtech announced plans to build an automotive manufacturing plant in the western state of Jalisco. The US$180 million factory is intended to produce electric passenger transport vehicles for Korean automotive OEM KIA, in addition to tactical military vehicles. (Reforma, May 26, 2022)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) initiated a US$32 million expansion of its airport at the northwestern city of Culiacán, the company reported. The upgrade is planned to double the site’s operating capacity by adding new check-in counters, self-check-in kiosks, additional seating in waiting areas, four new boarding gates and an expanded passenger services area. (Reforma, May 25, 2022)
  • Industrial parks: Mexican commercial real estate developer Meor reported plans to invest approximately US$190 million through the end of next year. Projects include approximately 120 hectares (300 acres) in new industrial park infrastructure. (Reforma, May 19, 2022)
  • Funeral homes: Spanish funeral services provider Grupo Funerario Castell entered the Mexican market, investing US$2.5 million to open its first location in the country. Castell plans to expand to three locations in the greater Mexico City area by the end of this year, the company reported. (Reforma, May 16, 20222)
  • Retail: S. home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond opened a new store in the central state of Querétaro at a cost of approximately US$3 million, the company reported. The chain currently operates 12 stores in Mexico and plans to add 30 to 40 new sales locations in the country over the next seven years. (Reforma, May 5, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Automotive: U.S.-owned vehicle maker Link EV Electric Vehicles announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in the southeastern state of Puebla, in association with Chinese and Spanish partners. The US$265 million facility is expected to produce electric vans for package delivery and urban transport applications. (El Economista, January 25, 2022)
  • Mining: Canadian mining company Americas Gold and Silver reported plans to invest US$30 million at its San Rafael mine in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Resources will be aimed at boosting production of silver, zinc and lead at the mine following an extended period of inactivity. (Reforma, January 25, 2022)
  • Packaging: U.S. consumer packaging multinational Nexgen inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. The site, for which the amount of investment was not specified, will provide nearshoring production services for apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers with operations in North America. (Nexgen Packaging, January 24, 2022)
  • Animal feed: UK-based agri-tech company Devenish inaugurated a new administrative and production complex in the northwestern state of Sonora, the company announced. The site, investment for which was not specified, will become the Devenish Mexico headquarters and include a two-line production system to produce premixes for pork, cattle and poultry feeds. (3tres3.com, January 19, 2022)
  • Industrial parks: The government of the central state of Guanajuato announced the inauguration of a new 1.1 million sq. ft. industrial park in the state. the US$40 million Orient Business Park is planned to include at least 97 industrial structures available to regional productive enterprises. (Centro Urbano, January 19, 2022)

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ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY

  • Canadian rail operator Canadian Pacific Railway reached agreement to acquire U.S.-owned carrier Kansas City Southern in a widely reported deal. The acquisition will create the first direct freight railway linking the three members of the USMCA North American free trade zone. (Reuters, September 15, 2021)
  • The Mexican subsidiary of Spanish bank BBVA raised its growth projection for the Mexican construction industry to 9% in 2021. BBVA Mexico’s head economist underscored however that the strong growth comes with respect to the sharp downturn in 2020 and should not be interpreted as full recovery for the sector. (Milenio, September 13, 2021)
  • Mexico became the world’s eighth largest exporter of food and agriculture products in 2020, the World Trade Organization reported. The country’s US$41 billion in agri-food exports were led by products such as beer, avocados, tequila, tomatoes and peppers. (El Economista, September 2, 2021). (La Jornada, August 18, 2021)

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