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The trade balance reversed its behavior of the end of last year and posted a deficit in the first quarter of 2024. Given the stylized fact that the trade balance shows a countercyclical behavior, this deficit reflects that the Mexican economy reassumed its growth path at the beginning of the year.

The BBVA Multidimensional Manufacturing Indicator (MMI) fell (-)2.9% YoY in April, pointing to an extended slowdown in the sector amid the deceleration of external demand

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs between 5% and 50% on the import of 544 tariff items applicable to products from countries with which it does not have trade agreements, including China, and subsequently rectifies some tariffs.

The BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (BDCI) fell (-)2.0% MaM in April, with real figures adjusted for seasonality

FDI in Energy between 2006 to 2023, presented peak levels between 2013 to 2018, with 55.3% of investment in this period which coincide to regulatory changes that allowed private participation. The same has plummeted between 2019 and 2023, being…

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The employment resumes growth in April (2.5% year-on-year); this rebound in employment is explained by the negative impact of the previous month's Easter week. A change in the employment creation trend is not anticipated but rather seen as a temporary adjustment

While members continued to state that “the disinflation process is expected to continue,” the stickiness of core services inflation drove Banxico to revise up its inflation forecasts after considering that “inflationary shocks are foreseen to t…

In March 2024, the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (SPNF) registered a real annual growth of 4.9%, while the balance of traditional bank deposits (sight + term) registered …

The favorable core inflation trend gives Banxico room to continue lowering the policy rate, which will remain tight during 2024-25 despite a gradual rate cut cycle, but we now expect Banxico to pause the rate cut cycle this week and take rates …

Tax revenue was MXN 8,922 million (0.03% of GDP) below budget since the excise taxes on fuels intake was below budget despite its real annual increment of 195.1% in 1Q24.

Remittances to Mexico fell 3.3% in March. Thus, they culminate a streak of 46 consecutive months with growth, which lasted between May 2020 and February 2024. During this period, remittances increased in annualized terms from 38.8 billion to 63.6 billion dollars, which is equivalent to a total increase of 64.1%.