Market profile

Mexico’s extensive economic reform program has it on a trajectory to become a global economic power. Its proximity to the United States, globally competitive cost structures and openness to foreign trade and investment underpin its strength as an emerging market. Many major Australian companies are fast developing a significant footprint in Mexico across a range of sectors – advanced manufacturing, education, energy, food and agribusiness, health, infrastructure, mining and technology. Mexico is Australia’s largest trading partner in Latin America.

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  • Merchandise exports A$279 million
  • Services exports A$134 million
  • Capital Mexico City
  • Official language Spanish
  • Area 1,943,950 sq km
  • Population 124.7 million

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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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