Current Account in Mexico
Mexico - Current Account (billions of U.S. Dollars)
Current account deficit widens amid recovering domestic demand
The current account registered a deficit of USD 1.8 billion in the third quarter, which was larger than the previous quarter's deficit of USD 0.6 billion, but smaller than the USD 3.6 billion deficit incurred in the same quarter last year. Moreover, the reading came in above market expectations, which had the current account deficit reaching USD 3.0 billion in the third quarter. The quarterly figure was mostly led by a widening of the trade balance deficit (Q2: USD 0.1 billion; Q3: USD 2.3 billion). Exports reached USD 75.5 billion, which represented a minor improvement over the previous quarter (Q2: USD 74.7 billion) while imports rose more markedly form USD 74.7 billion in the second quarter to USD 77.8 billion in the third quarter. Furthermore, a wider deficit in the services balance also contributed to the deterioration of the current account, as it increased from USD 2.7 billion in the second quarter to USD 3.0 billion in the third quarter. Yet, the widening deficit was partially offset by an improvement in the income balance deficit (Q2: USD 3.8 billion; Q3: USD 2.1 billion). Meanwhile, the transfers balance fell from a USD 5.9 billion surplus in the second quarter to a USD 5.6 billion surplus in the third quarter, driven almost entirely by lower remittances from workers abroad, which dropped to USD 5.5 billion (Q2: USD 5.8 billion). Owing to the moderate quarterly reading, the moving annual current account deficit shrank from USD 5.3 billion in the second quarter to USD 3.5 billion in the third quarter.
Mexico - Current Account (USD bn) Data
|Current Account Balance (USD bn)||-25.1||-30.7||-24.0||-20.2||-22.2|
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Mexico Current Account (USD bn) Chart
Source: Mexico Central Bank (Banxico) and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||6.87||-0.24 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||18.93||-0.29 %||Jan 01|
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February 25, 2020
A comprehensive GDP estimate released by the Statistical Institute (INEGI) on 25 February showed that output fell 0.5% on an annual basis in the final quarter of 2019, more sharply than the 0.3% drop reported in the preliminary estimate and marking the third consecutive quarter of decline (Q3 2019: -0.3% year-on-year).
February 25, 2020
The monthly indicator for economic activity (IGAE) climbed 0.2% in seasonally-adjusted, month-on-month terms in December 2019, following November’s 0.1% uptick. December’s print reflected a mixed performance across the major sectors.
February 13, 2020
At its first meeting of the year on 13 February, the Governing Board of the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) unanimously decided to slash the target for the overnight interbank interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.00%, marking the fifth consecutive cut and coming in line with market expectations.
February 7, 2020
Consumer confidence improved slightly at the outturn of 2020, with the seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence indicator published by the Statistical Institute (INEGI) coming in at 44.2 points in January, up from December’s 43.5 reading.
February 7, 2020
Consumer prices rose 0.48% from the previous month in January, following the 0.56% month-on-month increase logged in December.