Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Mexico from 6 to 9 January 2015 on an official visit, to present the OECD 2015 Economic Survey of Mexico alongside Mr. Luis Videgaray, Minister of Finance of Mexico.
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The tax burden in Mexico increased by 0.1 percentage points from 19.5% to 19.6% in 2012. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Mexican standard VAT rate is 16%, which is below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
The second progress report in the implementation of regulatory improvement actions shows a 52% progress for the Municipality of Hermosillo.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Mexico from 5 to 9 December 2014. He held bilateral meetings with several Ministers in Mexico City and then proceeded to Veracruz to attend the XXIV Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government.
Permanent inflows of foreigners to Mexico in 2012 decreased to 19 500, down from 21 400 in 2011.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
The OECD is represented outside of Paris by Centres in Berlin, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Washington. The Centres serve as regional contacts for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society. They help disseminate information regarding OECD activities, and serve to communicate priorities from member countries'
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In 2012, Mexican 15-year-old students scored 413 points, on average, on the PISA mathematics assessment – an increase of 28 points since PISA 2003 and the biggest improvement among OECD countries.
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After recording one of the strongest rates of growth in the OECD area (3.7%), economic growth in Mexico slowed down to 1.3% in 2013, and unemployment increased by 0.1 points (to 5.0% in Q2 2014). GDP growth is expected to return to rates of over 3% in 2014 and 2015, and unemployment is expected to decrease from 5.0% to 4.5% in Q4 2014.