This is undoubtedly adversely affect domestic demand in Mexico. Thus, restrictive monetary policy is affecting more to economic activity that inflationary pressures. And if the question were the only problem of inflation, industrial activity fell unexpectedly by 1.2% during the month of May. This was the result of the sharp decline in the mining sector and the fall in construction sector. The market had expected an increase in activity of around 0.6%.
The Mexican economy is slowing as a result of lower demand for its products from the United States (the country's largest trading partner), which has slowed its pace of expansion. In the first five months of 2008 industrial activity in Mexico grew only 1.4%, this being the weakest performance of the last five years of the economy in the first five months of each year. There is concern in the corporate sector in Mexico. But the major Mexican companies, while continuing the evolution of the Mexican economy with some concern, are also concentrating its efforts on expanding into other countries, including Brazil appears as one of the most attractive. According to the site "American Economy", is currently producing a second wave of purchases by Mexican companies of Brazilian companies (the first was produced in the 90s). What is happening clearly explains Pedro Hernandez, lead partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services in Mexico: "The companies that are emerging, and are leaders in the Mexican market, making it difficult to grow here at a low double digits … I do not where there is much to move.