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Subnational Data

Doing Business in Mexico 2016

Also available in Spanish

Author: Subnational Doing Business

Published: Sept 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.