Country Analysis Report: Mexico, In-depth PESTLE Insights


The Mexican economy contracted by 4.6% in 2009, but bounced back with growth of 5.1% in 2010, driven by strong external demand. In 2011 and 2012, the economy grew by about 4% each year. In 2013, growth slowed drastically to 1.1%, however, it is estimated to have rebounded to 2.3% in 2014, based on strong export demand. In 2015, the economy is expected to grow by 3.5%

Features and benefits

  • Understand how Mexico can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
  • Gain an understanding of the political situation in Mexico, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand customer demographics in Mexico through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.


The PESTLE analysis of Mexico identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.

The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Mexico, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Mexico's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.

Your key questions answered

  • How does Mexico perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Mexico and are the laws conducive to investment?
  • How does Mexico perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
  • How does Mexico perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

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01 Mar 2015
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