KNOWLEDGE BASE Mexico Facts, Figures, And Global Rankings


We have compiled a list of excellent resources to help you learn more about Mexico, its people, and aspects of doing business in the country. Use this information to help you make informed decisions about locating your business, or a division of your business, in Mexico. 

National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) - Official site for Mexico's national statistics.

Invest In Mexico - ProMexico is the country’s federal entity charged with promoting Mexican exports around the world and attracting foreign direct investment to Mexico. Through ProMexico, federal and state government efforts, as well as related private sector activities, are coordinated with the goal of harmonizing programs, strategies, and resources while supporting the globalization of Mexico's economy. ProMexico maintains an extensive network of offices abroad as well as this multi-lingual website which provides local information on establishing a corporation, rules of origin, labor issues, owning real estate, the operation of bonded assembly plants, and sectorial promotion plans.

The Secretariat of the Economy also maintains a bilingual website offering an array of information, forms, links, and transactions. Among other options, interested parties can download import/export permit applications, make online tax payments, and chat with online advisors who can answer specific investment and trade-related questions. State governments have also passed small business facilitation measures to make it easier to open businesses.

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index - This annual index ranks over 130 countries on their relative competitiveness across a number of indices: Basic Requirements, Efficiency Enhancers, and Innovation and Sophistication Factors. Each country has its own profile with subindex scores and trends over time.

World Bank Group Doing Business Report - This annual report rates and ranks 190 countries on their ease of doing business.  A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. Each country's profile contains information on things such as taxes, time to set up a business, and trading across borders. 

World Bank Group Worldwide Governance Indicators - This project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories from 1996–2016. It covers six dimensions of governance, including Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption. 

World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report - The Global Information Technology Report features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. The Networked Readiness Index assesses the factors, policies, and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being.

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report - The World Economic Forum uses the Global Gender Gap Report to quantify the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time. It places a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy, and politics.

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index - Every year, Transparency International publishes a report on perceived public sector corruption around the world. Transparency International looks at a number of areas where corruption can take place, such as education, and defense and security. 

World Bank Open Data - Free and open access to global development data - The site is designed to make World Bank data easy to find, download, and use. All of the data found here can be used free of charge with minimal restrictions.

World Factbook - This US government resource compiles data about each country, including historical background, geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military and security, and transnational issues. 

Google Consumer Barometer - Use the Google Consumer Barometer to learn about how people around the world use the internet  - from connectivity levels, to what devices they use to access the internet, to online product research and shopping patterns, to social media platforms, plus much more. Data in the Consumer Barometer is pulled from two sources - the core Consumer Barometer questionnaire, which is focused on the adult online population, and Connected Consumer Study, which seeks to enumerate the total adult population and is used to weight the Consumer Barometer results.

KNOWLEDGE BASE Mexico Facts, Figures, And Global Rankings