Mexico’s Textile Manufacturing Industry is Tailored for Success
Textile manufacturing in Mexico has been well-established for centuries and dates back to the country’s first textile factory in Puebla in 1830. As competencies in textile manufacturing have evolved, the sector’s growth has surged.
With annual exports of USD $7 billion per year, Mexico’s textile and apparel industry is now one of the country’s strongest.
Given the growth of the automotive, aerospace, and medical device industries in Mexico, demand for technical textiles, industrial fabrics, and specialty apparel has increased. Wage inflation in China and other Asian countries has also made Mexico an even more attractive alternative in recent years. Coupled with proximity to high-demand markets (the United States in particular accounts for over 70 percent of Mexico’s textile exports) and the ability to provide fast turnaround times, textile and apparel manufacturers in Mexico can create quality products cost-effectively.
With historical growth of 5 to 7 percent per year – which is expected to continue through 2022 – manufacturers seeking a textile production haven have no further to look than Mexico.
Mexico’s Textile Manufacturing Industry by the Numbers
workers are employed in Mexico’s textile manufacturing industry
As of 2020, Mexico's textile and apparel industry employs a remarkable 639,000 workers, from cotton farming and fiber production to fabric and finished garment manufacturing.
of Mexico’s GDP is accounted for by the textile and apparel sector
According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), Mexico’s textile manufacturing industry accounts for approximately 3 percent of the country’s GDP.
in annual exports of textile and apparel
Mexico exports about USD $7 billion per year in textiles to destinations around the globe. The United States is by far the country’s largest textile trade importer, accounting for over 70 percent of Mexico’s exports.
Launch Confidently with Tetakawi’s Textile Advantage
Whether you’re thinking about manufacturing in Mexico or you’re already there, Tetakawi can help your company launch, operate, and thrive in the country’s competitive textile manufacturing industry. With over 34 years of experience in the Mexican manufacturing landscape, we’re experienced in getting textile manufacturers up and running smoothly. Our services are built on strategy, driven by experience, and tailored to meet your operation’s unique needs. Though we’re the largest shelter services provider in Mexico, our hands-on approach means that you can rely on a trusted partner to guide you every step of the way. We can help you:
- Select the right site for your textile manufacturing business
- Configure legal, organizational, and support structures
- Recruit, train, and retain your employees
- Manage all admin functions from finance and accounting to labor and customs
- Keep things running smoothly from initial launch through ongoing operation
- and so much more – we do the heavy administrative lifting so that your team can focus on your competitive advantage: manufacturing excellence.
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