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Mexico Economy

Mexico City is one of the most important economic centres in Latin America. The city (Federal District) produces around 21.8% Gross Domestic Product of the country. Mexico City is ranked as the eighth-richest urban agglomeration in the world after Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, London and Osaka/Kobe.

The city is home to the headquarters of the country's largest banks, insurers as well as many international financial service companies for Latin America. The business district of the city, Santa Fe has most of the headquarters of the companies. It also houses the Mexican stock exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores). Citigroup is one of the largest companies of the city which produces almost three times as much revenue than all 16 Citigroup's branches in the rest of Latin America.

The main industries of the city are related to construction and the production of iron and steel, textiles and yarn, plastics, furniture and cement. The tourism industry also generates some employment opportunities.

In the year 2002, the city had a score of 0.915 in the Human Development Index, and its GDP is all set to increase twofold by 2020. The people residing in the city are big spenders; as a result, the prestige and luxury goods industry has bloomed.

Mexico City is the centre for many industries as well as arts, education and culture. Tourism sectors are also growing rapidly, playing an important role in the economy of Mexico.

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