Mexico

  • Population: 116 million 1
  • GDP: $2,145 bn 2

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Population: 72 million 1
  • GDP: $571 bn 2

Colombia

  • Population: 49 million 1
  • GDP: $531 bn 2

1 Expected 2013. Source EIU Aug 2013

2 Expected 2013 Nominal GDP, in US $ bn at PPP, Source EIU Aug 2013


Characteristics

• Competitive liberalizing economies with growing economies and international trade.

• Trade agreements like DR-CAFTA transformational for region – as NAFTA has been for Mexico.

• Favorable demographics and growing middle class Political stability and floating foreign exchange rates.

• Regional integration like Mesoamerica Project and SIEPAC stimulate regional plays.

Improving investment climate in underserved markets.