Mexico - Country Commercial Guide
Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports & Investments Overview

This is a best prospect sectors for this market, Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-09-02

Mexico offers an extraordinary range of sectors that represent opportunities for U.S. exporters. From 20 leading-prospect sectors, the U.S. Commercial Service Mexico has identified six clusters of these sectors that represent a high priority for U.S. Government support for export promotion and market access.

  • Aerospace/Defense. Mexico’s civilian aerospace market is huge, with nearly 50 percent U.S. share. The country is the largest market for U.S. defense products, equipment, and services in Latin America, and Mexico has one of the most dynamic aerospace sectors in the world.
  • Automotive. Mexico is the sixth-largest automobile producer in the world and the automotive sector is anticipating new auto supply chain opportunities and inward investment resulting from the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).
  • Energy. This priority cluster combines oil and gas, renewables, and electricity. For 2021, there remain a number of ongoing oil and gas and clean energy projects. However, there is also continued uncertainty about the direction of the industry and the role of the private sector.
  • Industrial Materials. The growth of advanced manufacturing in Mexico, together with heightened interest in product quality and productivity, are generating demand for diverse industrial materials, systems, and services.
  • Information and Communication/Digital Technologies. Mexico continues to modernize its ICT platforms, with U.S. firms playing a leading role in the introduction of new financial (FinTech) and cybersecurity technologies.
  • Infrastructure/Construction. The López Obrador Administration has undertaken a number of infrastructure projects requiring design and construction products and services—from ports and airports to rail, refineries, and natural gas pipelines.