Juan José Li Ng
Juan José Li Ng
Senior Economist
Mexico City

Juan José Li Ng works as Senior Economist in Mexico on issues of migration, remittances, development and evaluation since 2011. It is part of the team that makes the periodical publications Migration Outlook Mexico and Yearbook of Migration and Remittances Mexico.

He supports and performs technical studies for the BBVA Foundation in Mexico. He has served as consultant for numerous public programs of federal agencies as: the National Institute for Women, Nacional Financiera, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Development, Oportunidades, SAGARPA, PEMEX, CONAFE, IFE, DICONSA, LICONSA, among others. He has taught at the UNAM the courses of Mexican economy, microeconomics, and financial mathematics.

He studied economics at the Faculty of Economics at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and later the MA in economics at El Colegio de Mexico. He has worked in the Ministry of Health and the Interactive Museum of Economics.

Latest publications

In December 2023, 5,490 million dollars in remittances entered Mexico, which represented an increase of 2.1% compared to December 2022. With this data, the total income from remittances in the country during 2023 was 63,313 million dollars, that is, + 7.6% compared to the amount received of 58,868 million dollars in 2022.
Remittances are a hugely important international monetary flow. The World Bank estimates that they will grow by more than 3% in 2024 to reach $887 billion. To put things in perspective, this is more than the annual Gross Domestic Product of countries such as Switzerland, Poland, Argentina, Thailand or Egypt.
In 2021, Mexico contributed 1.4% of global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, ranking it in second place in Latin America. Mexico's main emissions in 2021 were carbon dioxide (63.9%), methane (27.7%) and nitrous oxide (5.1%). By sources of origin, the energy and agricultural sectors stand out.