Mexico Imports

Imports in Mexico decreased to 29543.47 USD Million in February of 2014 from 30233.53 USD Million in January of 2014. Imports in Mexico is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Imports in Mexico averaged 11490.61 USD Million from 1980 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 35564.84 USD Million in October of 2012 and a record low of 647.02 USD Million in January of 1983. Mexico main imports are: metallic products, machinery and equipment (50 percent of total imports), mining products (13 percent), chemical products (6.3 percent) and plastic and rubber products (6 percent). Main import partners are: United States (51 percent of total imports), China (16 percent) and Japan (5 percent). This page provides - Mexico Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
29543.47 30233.53 35564.84 647.02 31536.90 | 2014/03 1980 - 2014 USD Million Monthly


Mexico Imports

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-02-26 02:00 PM Mexico
Jan 2013 USD 30153M USD 29208M

Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Current Account to GDP -0.82 2012-12-31 -0.80 3.40 -6.10 -1.18 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Crude Oil Production 2557.00 2013-12-15 2553.00 3547.00 1977.00 2603.97 2014-01-31 Thousands Barrels per Day [+]
External Debt 1850.89 2014-01-31 1731.87 1850.89 0.70 1855.42 2014-06-30 MXN Billion [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5419364.90 2013-11-15 3181120.40 18907245.60 -127118.20 7607640.82 2014-03-31 USD Thousand [+]
Remittances 1677.26 2014-02-15 1590.23 2637.71 248.06 1833.79 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 56.24 2014-02-15 56.20 106.34 44.60 56.66 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1304.28 2014-02-15 1429.31 1704.46 0.00 1502.93 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Balance of Trade 976.34 2014-02-15 -3195.07 1752.97 -3292.31 26.78 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Exports 30519.81 2014-02-15 27038.46 35088.19 1225.59 31878.59 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Imports 29543.47 2014-02-15 30233.53 35564.84 647.02 31536.90 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Current Account -4660.33 2013-11-15 -5457.09 2173.78 -7908.41 -5423.03 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]

Imports | Notes
An import is any good or service brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and is often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements.


Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.
Mexico Inflation Rate Decelerates in March  
Mexican annual consumer prices slowed for the second straight month to 3.76 percent in March of 2014, down from 4.23 percent in February. The inflation is now below the central bank’s 4 percent limit.
Mexico Trade Balance Returns to Surplus  
In February of 2014, Mexico posted a USD 976 million trade surplus, after recording in January the highest deficit on record. The figure compares with a USD 80 million surplus in the same month last year.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Falls in February  
Mexican jobless rate decreased to 4.65 percent in February of 2014 from 5.05 percent in January. A year ago, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.85 percent.
Mexico Leaves Monetary Policy on Hold  
At its March 21st, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mexico left the overnight interbank rate steady at 3.5 percent for the third straight meeting, as it considers that the current policy stance remains appropriate to reach the 3 percent inflation target.
Mexico Inflation Rate Slows in February  
Mexican consumer prices rose by an annual 4.23 percent in February, down from 4.48 percent in January, as the effects of new taxes eased. A year earlier, the inflation was recorded at 3.55 percent.
Mexico Posts Record Trade Deficit in January  
In January of 2014, Mexican trade balance posted a USD 3.195 billion deficit, the highest trade deficit on record and mainly due to a fall in oil exports.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Rises in January  
In January of 2014, Mexican jobless rate edged up to 5.05 percent, after falling in December last year to a 5-year low at 4.25 percent.
Mexican Economy Slows in Q4  
Mexico’s GDP growth slowed in the last quarter of 2013 hurt by a drop in industrial production. The economy advanced a meager 0.2 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis, down from a revised 0.95 percent growth rate in the previous three-month period.
Mexico GDP Growth Disappoints in Q4  
In the last three months of 2013, Mexican economy slowed for the second straight quarter expanding only 0.7 percent over a year earlier, hurt by lower production in agriculture and mining.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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