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Italy’s Interest on Mexico

Karla Salinas | 26.11.2013

A stronger internationalization has proved a key factor for the success of many Italian companies at a time of big economic challenges.

A stronger internationalization has proved a key factor for the success of many Italian companies at a time of big economic challenges.

In a global business environment where risks are increasingly volatile and fragmented, the search for new alliances and market repositioning, beyond traditional business horizons, have become essential.

In this process, Italy is paying renewed attention to Mexico.

Mexico is more and more a market with great potential for the export of Italian goods, which reached US$2.74 billion in 2012, growing at a pace over four times the average rate (16%) of our total sales abroad.

Big Italian corporations have actually increased their direct investment in Mexico in the last three years, in order to expand their local production facilities. The main subsidiaries of Italian companies in Mexico add to more than 300 and employ almost 30,000 people, with total invoicing over US$7.4 billion.

However, Mexico is not only a strategic platform for Italy, particularly for the production of motor vehicles and automotive components, but also a final market, important by itself.

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