Mexico Construction

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Despite Mexico’s dynamism and the size of its economy, the country’s construction industry had a difficult year in 2013. After growing 4% in 2011 and 1.9% in 2012, the accumulated losses for the sector during the first nine months of 2013 amounted to a 4.5% reduction in construction activity. An acceleration of government spending before the...

 

The real estate sector is expecting a wave of investment from overseas with the lifting of a law restricting foreign ownership of land within 50 km of the sea. A change in article 27 of the Mexican Constitution is set to ease ownership rules and attract an inflow of foreign buyers. The measure should provide encouragement for the vacation-home...

 

Accompanying reforms in sectors such as energy and telecommunications, the government is rolling out an ambitious infrastructure development effort to support economic growth over the coming decades. President Enrique Peña Nieto announced in mid-2013 plans to channel MXN1.32trn ($102.56bn) to improve roads, airports, railroads and...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Mexico 2014

Mexico’s construction industry had a difficult year in 2013. After growing 4% in 2011 and 1.9% in 2012, the accumulated losses for the sector during the first nine months of 2013 amounted to a 4.5% reduction in construction activity. An acceleration of government spending before the end of the year allowed the sector to finish with a more modest reduction of 2% in construction activity, with...

The second-largest economy in Latin America, Mexico seems poised to enter a new growth phase as the government of Enrique Peña Nieto implements radical changes in a number of sectors across the economy. The reforms, aimed at raising the competitiveness of the Mexican economy, have the potential to establish Mexico’s position as a regional powerhouse. 

Desde que el Presidente Felipe Calderón asumió la presidencia en 2006, el desarrollo de infraestructura formó parte importante de la agenda política de su gobierno. Si bien el Programa de Infraestructura Nacional (PIN) 2007-12 ha invertido $205 mil millones de 2007 a 2011, al entrar en su último año todavía queda mucho por hacer.

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