A short guide to Mexican macro and financial data

Interested in activity, prices, monetary, fiscal, external sector, and financial data for Mexico? There are loads of datasets, see for example this Repository which has oficial statistics from from different sources, including both government statistics and datasets produced by private entities. If you are looking for data about Mexico you'll probably find it here. However, this short guide will help you find the basic "must-see" datasets.

Mexico Country Profile Dashboard

The starting point is our Mexico Macro Dashboard, a fully automatized Dashboard presenting up-to-date data. You can catch a glimpse and get a broad idea of the latest developments.

The Charts are fully integrated with our datasets, so if you want to replicate any of them, you can download the source Dataset, or just click the button “Clone Chart” to reproduce the Chart inside our Platform.

The main sources for the data used on this Dashboard come from the Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and Mexico's Department of the Treasury (SHCP). The data is fully integrated with our database which means once the sources release the data, our database will be instantaneously updated on our platform.

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Our Dashboard contains five sections: Activity, Prices, Money and Banking, Fiscal, External Sector and Financial.

Activity

To track the economic activity of the Mexican Economy, you can monitor the evolution of GDP, Industrial Production, Employment and Wages.

Prices

For prices and inflation, you can track the main inflation metrics for Mexico, such as the Core and Headline Inflation, and its groups in this Dataset. Also, if you click here you can access Banxico's Inflation Expectations Survey, with official figures for inflation expectations.

Money and Banking

Money and banking data tracks variables, such as the Monetary Aggregates and Interest rates. If you are curious about the Interest Rates in Mexico and other daily variables, check it out this Dataset. Other relevant information is:

Fiscal

The Fiscal data tracks the evolution of the Fiscal Accounts and the Debt of Mexico. Check it out on the following datasets:

External Sector

In the External Sector Section you can track variables such as Trade Balance, Exchanges Rates and Balance of Payments:

There are also specific datasets with detailed trade balances for Agricultural Products, Agroindustrial Products, Petroleum, Petrochemical Products, and Manufactured Goods.

From the published data you will be able to combine, transform, and create your own variables or indicators as well. For example, quarterly balance of payments data, which isn't directly published by INEGI or Banxico, was calculated by one user here.

Financial

Finally, for Financial Data there is plenty of information about Mexico's Risk Premium, Stock Market, Government Bonds, and Equities. Beyond Mexico, we have a comprehensive dataset covering the Risk Premium for multiple countries, take a look here.


If you want to further explore Mexican Data you can click here and filter the categories you are interested in. Also, you can find datasets which compile information of several countries, such as OECD or BIS.

Maia Mindel

Written by

Maia Mindel

Macroeconomic analyst at Alphacast. Following inflation, activity, and trade.

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