During the first quarter of 2022, Mexico reported a preliminary figure for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of 19,427.5 million dollars.
The Ministry of Economy pointed out that the figure represents an increase of 63.7% compared to preliminary figures for the same period in 2021 and was given by two “extraordinary” movements related to the merger of Televisa with Univisión and the restructuring of Aeroméxico, which together represent 6,875 million dollars. The amount reflects its highest level for a similar period since records exist.
“Without contemplating the movements mentioned above, FDI in the first quarter of 2022 is 5.8% higher than the preliminary amount captured in the same period of 2021,” the agency reported.
The preliminary figures available to date indicate that from January to March 2022, 19,427.5 million dollars were captured in net income per company or trust, from the difference of 24,313.3 million dollars registered as inflows and 4,885.8 million dollars in outflows.
The preliminary FDI registered to date, indicated Economy, came from: 1,807 companies with foreign capital participation; 1,306 trust contracts; and, 15 foreign legal entities.