President Enrique Peña Nieto met once again with the Mexican Business Council (CMN). This meeting confirms the open, ongoing dialogue between the government and the private sector.

In the period 2013-2015, the Mexican Business Council has made investments exceeding $87 billion USD. This amount is similar to the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) accumulated from January 2013 to September 2015 of $91 billion USD.

Despite the complex global financial environment, as evinced during the first days of the year, thanks to the efforts of employers and the strength resulting from the structural reforms, the Mexican economy is better prepared than before and is on track.

This is borne out by recent economic data:

- It is estimated that the economic growth accumulated in the first three years of the administration is 6%. This figures contrasts with the -0.4% registered in the same period of the previous administration as well as with the 0.9% corresponding to two administrations ago.

- 2013, 2014 and 2015 is the three-year period with the greatest job creation of the past five administrations. Accordingly, in November, the national unemployment rate was 4%, the lowest for November since 2007.

- Monthly unemployment rates throughout 2015 were lower than those for 2012.

- At the close of 2015, annual inflation was just 2.13%, the lowest rate since 1970, when it began to be measured.

- Domestic consumption is also on the rise. In the first 11 months of 2015, ANTAD comparable sales increased by 6.5% annually and by 10.1% in total stores.

- Car sales in the domestic market broke records in 2015: 1,351,000 million units; 37% more than in 2012.

With structural reforms, infrastructure works and innovative public policies, the government will continue to drive the transformation of Mexico.

In the future, we will continue working with determination, to maintain macroeconomic stability, continue to implement transformative reforms and strengthen the rule of law and security of Mexicans.