Cover of The Report: Mexico 2017

The Report: Mexico 2017

At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. Projections for 2017 are couched in more uncertainty than is usual, however, in light of the lack of clarity over and the potential impact of policy changes in the US during the first year in office for US President Donald Trump. 

Although economic openness left Mexico more exposed to the global financial crisis than some of its Latin American peers, its economic profile has since allowed it to bounce back as global trade and investment flows recover. Meanwhile, Mexico has avoided the recent economic weakness of more commodity-dependent economies in the region. At the same time, past structural reforms are starting to bear fruit and bode well for growth prospects in the medium to long term. 

 

OBG & Mexico