Mexico: A Thriving Crossroads of Commerce

Every day at ports of entry on the United States’ southern border, long lines of cargo trucks form, idling and inching forward, waiting to ferry goods. Right across that border lies one of America’s closest and most important trading partners – Mexico.

Named after the Aztec city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico is a land of diversity featuring vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes and a complex history. Located in the southern half of the North American continent, Mexico has a coastline to the east, south and west, which gives the country a wealth of natural resources. Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world with 130 million people and boasts a $1.15 trillion economy, the second-largest in Latin America, after Brazil.

Despite being famous for its gorgeous beaches and popular tourist destinations, Mexico is also a key player on the global economic stage. It is classified as an upper-middle-income country by the World Bank, and it has one of the highest GDPs in Latin America. Mexico is home to a large number of global corporations particularly in the manufacturing, oil, and finance sectors. The country is an active member of the OECD, WTO, G20