As per latest Mexico economic review national economy has depreciated at a rate of 2.41 percent in December 2008 compared to December 2007. Much of this has been owing to ongoing financial crisis all over world as well as disturbances in service sector of Mexican economy.
According to Mexico economic reviews by national statistics agencies volume of economic production in December 2008 has been 3.42 percent lesser compared to November that year. This data has been calculated on a basis of seasonal adjustments.
Recent economic review of Mexico has revealed that experts of Mexican goods and services to United States of America have gone down to a significant extent. Consumers in USA have stopped buying goods from Mexico such as cars and televisions.
It has also been confirmed by fresh economic review in Mexico that in December 2008 amount of industrial production has gone down at a rate of 5.9 percent when compared to December 2007. This statistic takes into account production in oil and gas industry and manufacturing sector of Mexican economy.
Latest economic review at Mexico reveals that various manufacturing industries in Mexico have been feeling aftereffects of global financial downturn to maximum extent. This sector has had to do away with jobs of a number of workers and outlook of consumers towards this industry has been really negative of late. In December 2008 service sector of Mexican economy depreciated at a rate of 1.8 percent.
Agricultural sector is a comparatively smaller sector of Mexican economy. New Mexico economic review has revealed that it has appreciated at a rate of 15.8 percent. As per latest Mexico economic review on February 25th 2009 peso has depreciated to a significant degree. This is an ominous sign for Mexican economy.
Noted economists and financial analysts, after their Mexico economic review, have said that Mexico’s economy is suffering grievously as a result of economic turbulences in USA. Its stock markets are being affected as well. This is because USA purchases 80 percent of all goods and services exported by Mexico. This global financial catastrophe kicked off in August 2008 and since then peso has lost 33.3 percent of its worth with respect to United States dollars.
OPEC's decision to roll-over existing quotas sent oil prices sharply lower, pushed European bonds and stocks higher, and generally gave the U.S. dollar a boost. Today's theme is more consolidative in nature. At the same time, the dollar's firmer tone against the yen helped lift the Nikkei while European stocks and bonds are struggling to extend yesterday's advance.
Mario I. Blejer is a former governor of the Central Bank of Argentina and former Director of the Center for Central Banking Studies at the Bank of England. Eduardo Levy Yeyati is Professor of Economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution.
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