Mexico

Ease of Doing Business in

Mexico

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Mexico. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 123,799,215
GNI Per Capita (US$) 9,980
City covered Mexico City, Monterrey
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
38 42 down 4

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

73.72 72.15 down 1.57
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

Doing Business Resources

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Subnational Data


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Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

The steps of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of procedures entrepreneurs can expect to go through to start up and formally operate an industrial or commercial business, as well as the time and cost to complete these procedures and the paid-in minimum capital requirement as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

88.86 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

88.76 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

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Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Mexico City Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Procedures (number)
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Procedures (number)

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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6 8.3 4.7
Time (days)
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Time (days)

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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6.0 29.4 8.3
Cost (% of income per capita)
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Cost (% of income per capita)

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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19.2 31.0 3.2
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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0.0 2.8 9.6
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Obtain the authorization of using the company name online and file the draft deed of incorporation with the notary online Less than one day (online procedure) no charge
2 Sign the deed of incorporation before a notary public, obtain Tax Registry Number (RFC) and file online the deed of incorporation with the Public Register of Commerce 2 days on average MXN 10,500 (notary fees) + MXN 14,899 (registration fees)
3 Register with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) 1 day no charge
4 Register with the local tax administration (Secretaría de Finanzas del Gobierno del Distrito Federal) for payroll tax 1 day no charge
5 Notify the local government (Delegación) online of the opening of a mercantile establishment. Less than one day (online procedure) no charge
6 Register with the National Business Information Registry (Sistema de Information Empresarial, SIEM) 1 day The costs can vary from MXN $100 to MXN $670
  

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