Tourism Compensates Mexico’s Trade Deficit

By Elliot Bullman

Between January and October of 2017, the surplus of the tourist balance of Mexico increased 14.3 percent over the same period last year, to settle at 8 thousand 706 million dollars.

According to data from the Bank of Mexico, from January to October 2017 the surplus of the tourism balance compensated for 78 percent of the total trade deficit of the country.

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According to experts, the increase in the import of oil has been offset by the surplus of trade in manufactures, coupled with an increase in the arrival of travelers from other countries and the decline in outgoing people leaving.

This reveals the importance of tourism for Mexico's accounts. Travelers increased by greater connectivity and promotion in the United States and have not lost much strength as expected by the arrival of Donald Trump.

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Between January and October of 2017, the surplus of Mexico's tourism balance increased 14.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago, standing at $8.7bn dollars.

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On the other hand, the trade balance from January to October 2017, which includes the declining oil sector, produced a deficit of $11.1bn dollars.

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