• In global manufacturing, Mexico is quickly emerging as the “new China”.

• Mexico’s trade with the United Stated and Canada has tripled since NAFTA came into effect in 1994.

• Accumulated exports from Mexico to USA have shown a 80% increase since 2010.

• Mexico produces over 2.5 million light vehicles per year.

• Mexico manufactures over 30 different light vehicle and trucks in several OEM facilities. There are dozens of Tier 1s, and hundreds of Tier 2s.

• Mexico is the world´s ninth largest light vehicle producer and the sixth largest exporter.

• Mexico’s cost advantages have become highly competitive worldwide.

• Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Audi, and Fiat are investing to build new facilities in Mexico.

• Even Chinese companies are moving to Mexico to capitalize on its trade advantages.

• In a world of high oil prices, distance costs money.

• Globalization is becoming regionalization.

• Mexico has 12 free-trade agreements that involve more than 40 countries.

• During 2011 and 2012, automotive investment in Mexico has exceeded US$3 billion.




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