The automotive industry consists of two sectors: terminal and auto parts.


National GDP: 3%

Manufacturing GDP: 18%

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): 20%

Total exports: 27%




In 2015, Mexico remained the seventh producer of vehicles at a global level and the main producer in Latin America; That same year had a new record in the production and export of Light and heavy vehicles, with 3.6 million units and 2.9 million units produced, respectively.



Vehicle manufacturing accounts for 62.1%  of the total production for the automotive industry, while the share of the auto parts sector is 37.9%.

In the auto parts sector, Mexico also improved its position as Supplier for United States; In 1995, Mexico participated with 23% of US imports in this sector, while in 2015 had a 35% stake, making it the leading supplier of auto parts to the US market, surpassing Canada and Japan.

In 2015, the automotive and auto parts sectors accounted for 20% of FDI in Mexico, with a total of $ 5.757 million invested, of which 46% ($ 2,637 million) went to the automotive terminal industry and 54% ($ 3.119 million) to the auto parts industry (including tires). In the period between 2011 and 2015, accumulated FDI in the automotive terminal and auto parts sectors (including tires) was $ 19.783 million.



The automotive terminal and auto parts sector in Mexico has been boosted by the presence of 10 of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers (light and heavy) in the world: General Motors, Ford, FCA, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Toyota , Volvo Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti and Kia Motors recently announced new projects in Mexico, adding to the list of light vehicle manufacturers with presence in the country.


In the heavy vehicles category, in Mexico there are manufacturing operations of companies such as Daimler, Kenworth, Hino, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Man, among others.



The majority of Mexican shipping companies haveSuppliers of auto parts that are set around their plants to meet the demands of volumes and delivery times.


The main manufactures of light and heavy vehicles in Mexico are located in the following chart.


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