Mexico will be the star of growth in Latin America: IMF


Mexico will grow this year more than average International Economy and above average in Latin america Because of the migration effect that recovery will have United StateThe International Monetary Fund (IMF)International Monetary Fund).

To the above are added other elements that the body did not think about at the beginning of 2021 that will play in the interest of economic activity, such as the vaccination process and the revitalization of consumption.

Hence, the Fund has improved its forecast for GDP (Start(in their global economic outlook)WEO) half a year.

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However, the recovery will not be as severe as other countries whose economy has collapsed like Mexico (-8.3%) or more during 2020, the year the pandemic began, which means that the ground lost will not be compensated. From the crisis that caused the health emergency.

Despite the third wave of coronavirus infections, the International Monetary Fund raised its estimates for the growth of Mexican Economy in 2021.

The data exceeds the expected 6% progress for the global economy, the level that has been projected since last April’s World Economic Outlook, and is better than the average for Latin America, a region according to the fund will expand by 5.8%, ie. , 1.2 points more than the last report.

In 2021, India will overtake Mexico in growth by 9.5% and after declining by 7.3% last year; China, with growth of 8.1% and 2.3% in 2020, as well as the United States and United kingdom, with an advance of 7% and after reversals of -3.5% and -9.8% each.

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On the contrary, the Mexican economy will end this year with higher growth than the Mexican economy Spain, with a forecast of 6.2%, the forecast was corrected downward by 0.2 percentage points, after a 10.8% collapse in 2020.

In the region, the economy Brazil 5.3% this year, an increase of 1.6 percentage points compared to expectations three months ago, and thus recovering from the 4.1% decline in 2020.

The new IMF projections are the highest to date provided by multilateral organizations and private analysts for Mexico.

The World Bank estimates 5%, as well as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Meanwhile, the Economic Commission for Latin America (SibalThe United Nations expects an expansion of 5.80%.

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Bank of Mexico (Banxico) has an estimate in its central scenario of 6%, while analysts consulted by the central bank are betting at 5.80%.

IMF data is closer to the corrected target of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), 6.5%, a forecast that will be updated in the 2022 economic package.

Why will you grow more?

According to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Gita Gopinath, responsible for preparing the document titled Widening Fault Lines in the Global Recovery, Mexico made a good recovery.

“In the past, we have indicated that a large part of Mexico’s recovery came from the offshore sector due to its trade links with the United States, but what we are seeing now is that domestic demand is returning, and that demand for services is increasing,” he said at the conference.

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He stressed that a stronger recovery than expected was observed and that the country would benefit if the US government implemented additional stimulus packages.

He also indicated that vaccination rates are increasing and will help control pandemic In the next few months.

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