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General


Population: 120,286,655 (2014), 116,220,947 (2013)
Land Area: 1,972,550 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber
Capital: Mexico
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Enrique Pena Nieto (December 1st 2012)
Languages: Spanish, Various Mayan, Nahuatl, Indigenous languages
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3%, Other 0.3%, Unspecified 13.8%, None 3.1%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 60%, Amerindian 30%, Caucasian 9%, Other 1%
Life Expectancy: 75.43 years (2014), 76.86 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.327 trillion (2013), 1.163 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.845 trillion (2013), 1.761 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 15,600 (2013), 15,300 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.2% (2013), 4% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.6%, Industry 36.6%, Services 59.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 13.4%, Industry 24.1%, Services 61.9% (2011)
Industries: Food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism
Agriculture Products: Corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products, wood products
Human Development Index: 0.756 (71st)(2014), 0.775 (61st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 11.566 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.9% (2013), 5% (2012)

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Army Size: 192 770 (2004)
Budget: 0.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Mexico is located in North America. It is bordered by Belize, Nicaragua and the United States. Mexico's economy is one of the biggest in Latin America. The poverty rate in Mexico has declined over the past years and the economy has grown at a steady rate since the 1994 economic crisis. Mexico's tourism industry is one of the biggest in the world with 20 million tourists per year. Mexico has been hit hard by the economic crisis and due to its close ties to the United States, it's economic performance will be affected by this relationship and how the United States performs.

(2014) Mexico's economy cooled slightly in 2013 however this is not expected to last and growth should increase back to normal levels as the economy of the United States continues to improve. The government is also moving ahead with plans to open the energy sector in order to attract foreign investments.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Mexico
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Mexico
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MEX.html

Updated on: November 1st, 2014