Mexico Freight Transport Report

Published 18 September 2015

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Mexico Freight Transport Report

BMI View: Th e freight industry in Mexico is forecasted to grow over the medium term as economic growth will accelerate. Stron ger private consumption and a continued increase in US demand for the country's manufactured goods exports helps drive up demand in all freight modes.

The Mexican economy is forecasted to grow over the medium term, resulting in higher employment rates and an increase in consumer spending. The economy is set to improve significantly in2015 and we forecast a real GDP growth of 3.5% up from a projected 2.1% in 2014. This will boost demand for imported goods while a positive outlook also for the US will drive up the volume of Mexican exports transported to the US. . These complementary trends offer significant advantages for the road and rail freight sectors in particular, though we also expect to see increased imports of consumer electronics and pharmaceuticals over the medium term supporting airfreight tonnage growth.

Mexico has made concerted efforts to liberalize its once closed economy through entering into free trade agreements with other nations. There are few tariffs between Canada, the US and Mexico, creating a free market between these countries. Mexico can export duty free to North America, South America, Europe and Japan, which is unique to Mexico. The top commodity category for all modes transported between the US and Mexico in June 2015 was vehicles and parts, which over 50% were moved by truck and 41% were moved by rail.

Road freight will continue to be Mexico's largest freight mode over the medium term. In particular, a rising online retail sector due to increased internet access in Mexico, will help volumes in this freight sector steadily increase. Goods purchased online are often dependent on trucks and vans for delivery and therefore us the road freight sector more than other freight modes to get to the customers. A growing economy resulting in increased consumer spending because of higher employment rates is forecasted...

BMI Industry View
Mexico - Q315
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (Mexico 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Mexico 2012-2019)
Table: Main Import Partners
Table: Main Export Partners
Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (Mexico 2012-2019)
Rail Freight Forecast
Table: Rail Freight (Mexico 2012-2019)
Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (Mexico 2012-2019)
Company Profile
Grupo M-xico
Kansas City Southern de M-xico
Aerotransportes Mas de Carga
Political Outlook
Domestic Politics
Table: Main Three Parties At A Glance
Long-Term Political Outlook
Table: Political Overview
Oil Price Outlook
Global - Crude Oil, Refined Fuels And Natural Gas Prices, 10-year Forecasts
Table: Energy Price Forecasts, 2013-2018
Table: Energy Price Forecasts, 2019-2024 ( Global 2019-2024)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Mexico 2012-2019)
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Mexico 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Mexico 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Mexico 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Mexico 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Mexico 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology

The Mexico Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

BMI Research's Mexico Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Mexican freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Mexico to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Mexican freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Mexico.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the freight transport sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast including:

  • Transport Sector: Total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes).
  • Trade: Exports and imports (USDmn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top five import and export trade partners (USDmn); imports/exports to each global region (USDmn)
  • Port Data: Throughput (‘000 tonnes) for all major ports in the state.
  • Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (USD/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs.
  • Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (USDbn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (USD); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)

Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

Industry Trends and Developments

Analysis of the latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including a market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

Political Outlook

The Freight Transport market reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles*

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Freight Transport reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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