Mexico’s Quality Textile Manufacturing Industry is Tailored for Market Success
Textile manufacturing in Mexico has been a well-established market for centuries and dates back to the country’s first textile factory in Puebla in 1830. The early textile factories were the start of successful yarn, fabric, and other textile industries in the country. As competencies in textile manufacturing have evolved, the textile market has surged.
With annual textile exports of USD $7 billion per year, Mexico’s textile and apparel industry is now one of the country’s strongest industries.
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 a top alternative for textile production 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 based in Mexico can create quality products cost-effectively. A textile manufacturer based in Mexico has access to many industry benefits including low production costs, prime industrial locations, and large market opportunities.
With historical growth in the textile industry of 5 to 7 percent per year – which is expected to continue through 2022 – manufacturers seeking a textile production haven for quality fabric, cotton, fiber, yarn, and other textiles have no further to look than Mexico. If you are ready to enter the textile industry in Mexico, we can help you get started with the process today.
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 textile workers, from cotton farming and fiber production to fabric and finished apparel manufacturing.
of Mexico’s GDP is accounted for by the textile and apparel sector
According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), Mexico’s textile 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, yarns, and fabrics to destinations around the globe. The United States is by far the country’s largest textile market importer, accounting for over 70 percent of Mexico’s textile exports.
Launch Your Company Confidently with Tetakawi’s Textile Advantage
Whether you’re thinking about manufacturing textiles in Mexico or you have already started the process, 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 industry 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 through every step of the process of starting your textile business, while keeping things under your control. We offer several types of services and can help you:
- Select the right site for your textile factories and manufacturing business
- Configure legal, organizational, and support processes structures
- Recruit, train, and retain your employees
- Manage all admin functions from finance and accounting to labor and processing textiles through customs
- Keep processes running smoothly from initial launch through ongoing operation
- and so much more – we do the heavy administrative lifting so that your textile team can focus on your competitive advantage: manufacturing quality textiles .
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