During his participation, the president shared some of the figures reflecting worldwide investors’ confidence in Mexico’s suitability as a destination.
As a result of 13 structural reforms, particularly the six economic reforms to boost the productivity and competitiveness of the economy, Mexico ranks as one of the ten most attractive countries for investment.
This is borne out by the following figures:
From 2001-2012, average annual foreign direct investment totaled $24.3 billion USD; in the first three years of this administration, it will exceed $31 billion USD.
In the last year, Mexico moved up four places in the Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum from 61 to 57.
Also, during the past year, the country climbed 14 places in the World Bank’s Doing Business Index, designed to measure the ease of doing business in those countries.
These reports are consistent with the figures on economic activity, formal employment and unemployment rate recorded in the country.
The Global Indicator of Economic Activity grew at an annual rate of 2.6% in the month of August.
The past 34 months have seen the creation of 1.614 million formal jobs, which are growing at an annual rate of 4.2%.
In September, the national unemployment rate stood at 4.5%, the lowest for September since 2008.
These figures prove that the national economy is moving in the right direction.