Doing Business in Mexico 2016

Subnational Data


Also available in Spanish
Author: Subnational Doing Business
Published: Sep 20, 2016
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Overview

Doing Business in Mexico 2016, the sixth report in the country, assesses different dimensions of the business environment in 32 Mexican states through 4 indicators: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.  In addition, the report includes for the first time a pilot research focused on assessing the process to connect a small business to the water and sewerage systems in 16 Mexican municipalities.

Where is it easiest to do business in Mexico?

Main Findings

  • The sixth edition of Doing Business in Mexico updates the data published in 2014 for 4 indicators in 32 states: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contract.
  • In this edition, the following indicators – dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts – include new components designed to measure the quality of business regulations and the services provided.
  • For the first time, the report presents a pilot research focused on assessing the process to connect a small business to the water and sewerage systems in 16 Mexican municipalities.
  • Based on the 4 indicators measured, it is easier to do business in Aguascalientes, Estado de Mexico and Colima. These 3 states, along with Puebla, Sinaloa, Guanajuato and Durango, present a better performance than OECD high income countries.
  • Puebla, Jalisco and Estado de Mexico are the entities that advanced the most towards implementing international best practices. All states have implemented reforms in at least one area, 5 states have implemented reforms in at least 3 areas, and Puebla presented reforms in all areas. The last 4 report editions accumulate 238 reforms since 2009.
  • None of the states assessed are ranked within the first 9 positions for all indicators. Moreover, 29 of the 32 states have at least one indicator above the average distance to frontier (DTF) for Mexico.

More Information

Spanish website

 Press release (in Spanish - PFD, 370KB)

Time series: Compare 2016 results to 2007 (Excel, 90KB)

Presentation for Mexico Project (Spanish - PDF, 4.7MB)

Country Profile: Mexico (PDF, 1.0MB)

Previous reports:
- Doing Business in Mexico 2014 (Spanish - PDF, 1.8MB)
- Doing Business in Mexico 2012 (Spanish - PDF, 1.8MB)
- Doing Business in Mexico 2009 (Spanish - PDF, 0.8MB)
- Doing Business in Mexico 2007 (PDF, 0.8MB) 
- Doing Business in Mexico 2006 (PDF, 0.7MB)

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Recent Reforms

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Contributors

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