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ProdensaOct 4, 2018 1:16:00 PM2 min read

Mexico: a New Hub for Electronics Manufacturing

Mexico is the best place to invest. Source: Entrada Group 

Mexico is the best place to invest; as many commodities for companies to start, develop and increase operations are provided in some entities of the country, equivalent to the ones found in top-notch places like Silicon Valley, San Jose or San Francisco; an emerging market is the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector. Whether it is in Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Tijuana, Queretaro or San Luis Potosí, the advantages are better than in any other countries.

Today, electronics manufacturing overall is one of Mexico’s fastest-growing industrial areas; a report from Forbes said that between 2002 and 2012, Mexico’s electronic exports increased by 73%, by 2015, the manufacturing value-added sector, accounted for 18% of the GDP. The main destination of this exports was the United States with around 86%, followed by Canada, China, France, Netherlands and Germany, computers having the largest amount, flat screen TV’s and finally mobile phones.

  • A third of electronics manufactured in Mexico is for the Information Technology industry (computers, CPU’s and memory chips, network switches, routers, etc.)
  • 30% of the electronics that Mexico produces are consumer electronics, including televisions and other audio/visual goods.
  • Mexico also produces circuit boards, LCD panels, mobile phones, and communication equipment and electronic appliances
  • Mexico is the world’s top exporter of flat-screen TVs and the fifth-largest exporter of computers.
  • Only China surpasses Mexico in the number of electronics products exported to the United States.


Mexico is home to the world’s lowest business costs, according to KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016 report. Mexico offers an 11.9% savings on the costs of manufacturing electronics equipment and components, as well as 18.2 percent lower component production costs compared to the world-leading countries like Canada, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan.

The value of exports goes as high as $70 billion in technology products to the U.S. every year. To serve as a comparison as of 2000 Mexico’s labor costs were even 58% higher than China’s, but nowadays t is 20% cheaper and every year more and more tech degrees are given to fulfill the demand of talent of the manufacturing companies.

An important number suggested by the study of Mexico, show that in 2012, the Mexican universities graduates 101,700 engineering and technology students, today that same number closes to 114,000 annually, a figure that indicates that Mexico graduates 18% more students in the manufacturing, engineering and construction fields per capita than the United States does.