Mexico’s Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturing is an essential pillar of the Mexican economy. The sector represents 18.5% of the economy and is the main attraction of FDI, corresponding to 47.9% of the investment in the last five years.

Mexico often tops the list of Latin American countries with the best environments for business and intellectual property protection.

In addition, the country offers preferential access to several markets, having 14 free trade agreements with more than 46 countries. The trade relationship with the U.S. is very significant for the country. Approximately 80% of the exports are destined for its neighbor to the north of the border.

Originally compiled by NZTE in October 2021, the report below provides information on the types of manufacturing possible in Mexico, supply chain considerations, as well as Intellectual Property protection, and other considerations, in market.


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