Market profile

Mexico is actively pursuing a program designed to reduce its reliance on the USA as a trading partner. Mexico has completed free trade agreements with 33 countries giving it access to over one billion consumers. Mexicans are inclined to be more formal than their Australian counterparts. When meeting with Mexican business people make sure to bring plenty of business cards, although it is common for your Mexican counterpart not to have any business cards to give you. Mexicans will always greet and farewell all people in attendance accompanied by small talk about current issues or family topics.

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Mexico's market insights and opportunities


  • Imports from Mexico A$2,379 million
  • Exports to Mexico A$558 million
  • Capital Mexico City
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 1,943,950 sq km
  • Population 119.7 million


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Country information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Mexico and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Mexico. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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