Mexico Country profile


January 2018

Mexico is Latin America’s second largest economy behind Brazil. It outperforms its regional peers on measures of per capita incomes, creditworthiness and business climate. But economic growth is weaker than most of its peers. Growing aversion to free trade in the US, which includes trade with Mexico, poses significant risks to the Mexican economy over the coming years.

This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance — per capita income, compound annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars for 2018 as provided by the IMF. Annual GDP growth is for 2018. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by its OECD country credit risk rating. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.