Exchange Rate in Mexico
Mexico - Exchange Rate
Peso rallies on likely Joe Biden victory in U.S. presidential election
The Mexican peso posted strong gains against the U.S. dollar over the past month, particularly rallying during the week of the U.S. presidential election that saw Democratic contender Joe Biden move closer to victory. On 6 November, the peso ended the day at 20.59 per USD, marking a 5.6% appreciation month-on-month. That said, the currency was down 7.0% year-on-year, while it has lost 8.0% of its value year-to-date.
Emerging-market currencies in general benefited from strengthening expectations that Joe Biden would eke out a victory in the U.S presidential race as well as from the prospect of Republicans retaining control of the Senate, thus pointing to largely static U.S. fiscal policy ahead. This would force the Federal Reserve to keep rates low for longer, boosting interest for higher-yield markets in turn. In addition, the likely Biden presidency supported the Mexican currency, which has been pressured by the Trump administration’s hard line stance on trade, on expectations of a less adversarial trade policy going forward.
Despite these gains, the peso is still markedly down from February’s pre-pandemic levels. And although it may strengthen further following the final election results, gains could prove to be short-lived as the economy’s recovery from the Covid-19 blow is showing signs of losing momentum, despite the solid quarterly rebound in GDP in Q3. Moreover, given its highly liquid and traded nature, the MXN remains vulnerable to sharp swings in market sentiment.
Our panel sees the MXN ending 2021 at 21.93 per USD and 2022 at 21.36 per USD.
Mexico - Exchange Rate Data
|Exchange Rate (vs USD)||17.18||20.73||19.65||19.65||18.93|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Mexico Exchange Rate Chart
Source: Thomson Reuters.
|Bond Yield||6.87||-0.24 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||18.93||-0.29 %||Jan 01|
Get a sample report showing our regional, country and commodities data and analysis.
Request a Trial
Start working with the reports used by the world’s major financial institutions, multinational enterprises & government agencies now. Click on the button below to get started.
September 27, 2021
The monthly indicator for economic activity (IGAE) increased 0.5% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms in July (June: -1.1% mom).
September 9, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.19% in August over the previous month, below the 0.59% increase recorded in July.
September 8, 2021
In early September, the government presented the 2022 budget—the first prepared by the new Finance Minister Rogelio Ramirez de la O—which aims for a small primary deficit and for the overall fiscal shortfall to remain broadly unchanged as a percentage of GDP. As such, while the fiscal stance is still cautious, it is slightly less restrictive than the 2021 budget, which could provide activity with a mild boost next year.
September 2, 2021
Consumer confidence fell to 42.7 in August from July's 43.9 amid spiking Covid-19 cases.
September 1, 2021
Remittances tallied USD 4.5 billion in July, representing a 28.6% year-on-year rise.