WHITE PAPER | September 2018

WHITE PAPER | September 2018

The new era of the Infrastructure Sector in Mexico


Derived from the momentum that the structural reforms have had during the current administration, the infrastructure sector has been one of the most favored, mainly due to the energy reform. During 2007 – 2012, the sector had an average investment of around 4% of GDP. At the beginning of the current administration, investment was 4.5% of the GDP and by the end of 2017 it was recorded at 2.6% of the GDP (1). In this regard, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) states that the ideal percentage of investment for Latin America and the Caribbean countries should be around 6% of GDP (2).

Therefore, the new administration must work to propitiate the conditions that will allow the increase of public spending and attract more national and foreign investment, boosting the country's economic growth and regional development through more and better infrastructure in the various sectors (communications and transport, urban development and housing, energy, water, among others).

For this reason, GRI Club Infrastructure, in collaboration with EY Mexico, developed a workshop with key players in various sectors related to infrastructure. During the workshop, members discussed and analyzed perspectives regarding the change of government in Mexico, as well as provided recommendations to strengthen and boost the infrastructure sector in the country.

The key messages addressed in the Workshop

Strengthen the infrastructure agenda

Create Independent Institutions

Increase legal certainty for investors