Until Sunday’s heroic and historic victory, Mexico had not had much to cheer about in footballing terms against Germany. And now whilst Germany are left to lick their wounds, Mexico is also rubbing salt in them by overcoming them in various industrial sectors, including beer production, tourism and even in number of engineers, according to data from both markets and what has been said by some national officials.
Below, some data on the sectors in which the Mexican market has outperformed Germany:
In 2016, the Mexican beer industry became the fourth producer of this beverage in the world, surpassing Germany, and seeks to overtake Brazil in approximately a decade.
“For the first time in history, in 2016 we exceeded the production of 100 million hectolitres of beer, which places us as the fourth producer in the world, surpassing a country that is traditionally a brewer like Germany,” said Maribel Quiroga, director General of Cerveceros de México.
According to data from Brewers of Mexico, last year reached a total production of 110 million hectolitres of beer, about 5% more than the 105 million hectolitres of 2016. The above strengthened the domestic market in fourth position.
“That places us as the undisputed fourth largest producer of beer in the world, because we are even above countries like Germany, which last year had a production of 95 million hectolitres. We must celebrate the sustained growth that beer has had in our country. It is not a fortuitous growth, it is derived from the opening of new plants and the investment of over 70,000 million pesos from 2015 to date in the industry, “Quiroga added.
In 2016, tourist arrivals in Germany reached 35.6 million, occupying the seventh place in the world, while those of Mexico were 35 million, with the eighth site, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO-WTO).
However, in an interview with television media, Enrique de la Madrid, Secretary of Tourism (Sectur), said that the Mexican market rose to the sixth step in 2017, above Germany, the United Kingdom and Thailand, with 39 million tourists.
“Tourism has grown very well since 2012. Mexico has grown twice as much as international tourism grew, that is, we have had a spectacular positioning and that is why we have been exceeding places in the international ranking” , de la Madrid said in a statement.
According to data from the agency, Los Cabos is one of the destinations that has performed better.
“We bring more flights, it is facilitating the entry of international tourists with the installation of Kiosks of migration, it is all an effort where we cannot trust, we have to continue working in security, in promotion, but we are doing well,” said the official.
Mexico is in the Top 10 of the countries with the highest number of graduates in engineering, manufacturing and construction.
According to the 2015 Human Capital Report of the World Economic Forum, Mexico is on site eight, with 113,944 graduates a year, above France and Vietnam and below Russia, the United States, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Ukraine.