President Enrique Peña Nieto led the
Swearing-in of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the
Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism,
For over 98 years, CONCANACO-SERVyTUR has
facilitated dialogue and collaboration between traders, service providers and
tourism operators with the authorities of the three branches of government.
Today, its Executive Committee and Board of Directors begin a new cycle, under
the direction of Enrique Solana Sentíes and his team.
During the event, the Triqui Children of Oaxaca,
members of the indigenous children’s basketball team were presented with an award as
part of Let us Speak Well and Act Well for Mexico Program.
“All of today’s winners are examples of talent,
perseverance and self-improvement. You reflect a Mexico that has evolved over the
decades, but above all, a Mexico that has speeded up its transformation in
Removing barriers: Figures-2015
As a result of structural reforms, innovative
public works and infrastructure works, Mexico now has a stronger platform to
promote the country’s growth and development; even in the current scenario of
the world economy.
- The GDP grew by 1.3 percent in 2013; 2.3 percent in
2014 and 2.5 percent in 2015. This rate exceeds the performance of some of the
- In 2015 the Gross
Domestic Product in the service sector increased by 3.3 percent.
- Trade grew by 4.5 percent, confirming that the
domestic market is expanding and has been one of the main engines of growth.
- The Tourism Sector registered record figures in
2015. 32.1 million international tourists came to Mexico,
37 percent more than the number in 2012.
- Formal employment continues to rise. According to
the latest figures of the Mexican Social Security Institute, 142,291 formal
jobs were created in February. This is the highest number for February since
monthly records began to be kept. Formal employment therefore grew at an annual
rate of 3.8 percent.
- Prices are stable. INEGI
reported that inflation in February stood at 2.87 percent. This is the lowest for February for 46 years.
- There is a higher consumption in the country. In December, private consumption grew at an annual rate of 5.2%, the
highest rate for this month in 11 years.
- In February 2016, sales of department stores and self-service stores
that had been operating for a year experienced annual growth of 9.6 percent,
and in the case of total stores, annual growth stood at 12.5 percent.
- In the first two months of this year, 230,463
vehicles were sold in Mexico. This is the highest number of sales in the country
recorded in the first bimester since 1988.
“All these figures reflect a reality: Mexico enjoys
stability and has an increasingly strong, expanding domestic market. To continue this trend, the government’s priority is to maintain the
conditions of macroeconomic stability.”
“I invite all the companies that form part of
CONCANACO-SERVyTUR, its hundreds of thousands of members, to take advantage of
the opportunities offered by the reforms to boost their productivity and
More jobs continue to be created for Mexicans; more opportunities are
being opened up, and you are an important part of this collective effort, which
we are achieving for the good of Mexico.”