Mexico

Capital: 
Mexico City
Location: 
Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States
Country Code: 
MX
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 1.9 Million sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 9,500 km
Climate: 
varies from tropical to desert
Land Resources (terrain): 
high, rugged mountains;low coastal plains;high plateaus;desert
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
silver
Natural Resource: 
copper
Natural Resource: 
gold
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
timber
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 460 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
tsunamis
Natural Hazards: 
volcanoes
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Natural Hazards: 
hurricanes
Environmental Issues: 
scarcity of hazardous waste disposal
Environmental Issues: 
natural fresh water resources scarce
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Environmental Issues: 
raw sweage
Environmental Issues: 
deforestation
Environmental Issues: 
erosion
Environmental Issues: 
desertification
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
groundwater depletion
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 245 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 182 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 1.2 Billion kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 585 Million kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 2.6 Million bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 1.7 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 1.2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 480,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 52 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 67 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 111 Million
Nationality: 
Mexican
Ethnic Groups: 
Mestizo
Ethnic Groups: 
Amerindian
Ethnic Groups: 
White
Unofficial Language: 
Spanish
Unofficial Language: 
Mayan
Unofficial Language: 
Nahuatl
Unofficial Language: 
Other Regional Languages
Type Of Government: 
Federal Republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 91% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
corn
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
soybeans
Agricultural Products: 
rice
Agricultural Products: 
beans
Agricultural Products: 
cotton
Agricultural Products: 
coffee
Agricultural Products: 
fruit
Agricultural Products: 
tomatoes
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Agricultural Products: 
dairy products
Agricultural Products: 
wood products
Industrial Products: 
food
Industrial Products: 
beverages
Industrial Products: 
tobacco
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
iron
Industrial Products: 
steel
Industrial Products: 
petroleum
Industrial Products: 
mining
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
clothing
Industrial Products: 
motor vehicles
Industrial Products: 
consumer durables
Industrial Products: 
tourism
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $209 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $230 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $177 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $116 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $1.43 Trillion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 4%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 5%
Export Value: 
Approx. $230 Billion
Export Product: 
manufactured goods
Export Product: 
oil
Export Product: 
oil products
Export Product: 
silver
Export Product: 
fruits
Export Product: 
vegetables
Export Product: 
coffee
Export Product: 
cotton
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Canada
Export Partner: 
Germany
Import Value: 
Approx. $230 Billion
Import Product: 
metalworking
Import Product: 
steel mill products
Import Product: 
agricultural machinery
Import Product: 
electrical equipment
Import Product: 
car parts
Import Product: 
repair parts for motor vehicles
Import Product: 
aircraft
Import Product: 
aircraft parts
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
South Korea
Import Partner: 
Germany
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .mx
Airports: 
1,744
Railways: 
Approx. 17,500 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 357,000 km
Waterways: 
Approx. 3,000 km
Ports: 
Altamira, Coatzacoalcos, Manzanillo, Morro Redondo, Salina Cruz, Tampico, Veracruz
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 23,000 km
Pipelines: 
"liquid petroleum: Approx. 2,000 km "
Pipelines: 
"oil: Approx. 9,000 km "
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 18 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 76 Years
Infectious Disease Risk: 
Degree of Risk: Intermediate
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
bacterial diarrhea
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
hepatitis A
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
typhoid fever
Vectorborne Diseases: 
dengue fever
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 50 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: Approx. 14%
Occupation: 
industry: Approx. 23%
Occupation: 
services: Approx. 63%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 18%