The Institute for
Mexicans Abroad (IME) is a decentralized agency of the Foreign Ministry.
Since April 16, 2003, it has served the needs of the Mexican communities
It has programs and services in health, education and
financial education, and provides statistics and publications on Mexican
migration, remittances, community organization, Mexican clubs, federations and
networks, cultural and sporting events and other issues.
Its main goals are:
Responding to the needs and initiatives of
Helping to integrate Mexicans abroad into their
societies and institutions.
Promoting ties between the Mexicans abroad and
Mexico, specifically with their hometowns.
The IME has its offices at the Foreign Ministry and
representatives who are responsible for community affairs at the Mexican
consulates in the United States and Canada.
For more information on Mexicans
abroad, see the IME’s interactive
map at: http://www.ime.gob.mx/es/resto-del-mundo
54% of the Mexicans abroad are women and 46% are
Most Mexicans have emigrated to the Americas
(54%), followed by Europe (40%), Asia (4%), Oceania (2%) and Africa (3.35%).
After the United States, the 10 countries with
the most Mexicans are: Canada, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Bolivia,
Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Germany.
11,793,976 Mexicans are in the Americas. Their
approximate average age is 36. 52% are women and 48% are men.
There are 103,814 Mexicans in Europe with an
average age of 34; 58% are women and 42% are men.
The 10 Mexican states with the largest presence
in Europe are: Mexico City, Jalisco,
Nuevo Leon, the state of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas,
Chihuahua and Sinaloa.
There are 921 Mexicans recorded as living in Africa,
whose average age is 33. 54% are women and 46% are men.
Asia: 11,180 resident Mexicans with an average
age of 35. Forty-nine percent are women and 51% are men.
Oceania: 4,098. Fifty-one percent are women and
49% are men with an average age of 33.