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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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ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY

  • Revenue from international tourism to Mexico jumped 256% in August with respect to the same month in 2020, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INEGI). Nonetheless, income from international tourism remained 6.9% below the level registered in the same month of 2019. (Citibanamex Reporte Económico Diario, October 11, 2021)
  • Mexico’s inflation rate through September as measured by the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) is 6.0%, Citibank subsidiary Citibanamex reported. The bank projects final 2021 inflation to reach 6.4%. (Citibanamex Estudios Económicos, October 7, 2021)
  • Remittances to Mexico from abroad continued their remarkable performance in August, registering an increase of 32.7% over the same month the previous year, according to central bank Banco de México (Banxico) data. The value of remittances is running approximately 25% ahead of 2020 through the first eight months of this year. (El Financiero, October 1, 2021)

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Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Logistics: Mexican industrial warehouse operators IRESA and Basal launched a joint venture called Qualianz, the companies reported. The US$70 million venture offers cold and dry storage at 28 locations in support of the food industry cold chain in Mexico. (El Financiero, March 18, 2020)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican cable television, telephone and internet service provider Megacable reported plans to invest approximately US$400 million during the current year. Programs include installation of fiber optic infrastructure and upgrades to their streaming platform and broadband internet services. (Reforma, March 16, 2020)
  • Sports: Mexican hotel operator and real estate developer Mundo Imperial increased its projected investment in a new tennis arena in Acapulco to US$15 million. The 10,000 seat Arena MIA complex is currently under construction and scheduled to open in early 2021. (Reforma, March 12, 2020)
  • Healthcare: Mexican private hospital operator Grupo Angeles plans to establish a new upscale hospital in Mexico City, local media reported. The US$65 million project will remodel an existing building which will be fully equipped with latest-generation medical equipment. (El Financiero, March 11, 2020)
  • Mining: Mexican mining firm Industrias Peñoles plans to open three new mines in the country this year, the company reported. The US$850 million expansion of operations will boost production of silver and other metals. (El Financiero, March 11, 2020) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico