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Revista mexicana de economía y finanzas

On-line version ISSN 2448-6795Print version ISSN 1665-5346

Abstract

VASQUEZ GALAN, Belem Iliana  and  CALDERON VILLARREAL, Cuauhtémoc. The Renminbi Exchange Rate and its Impact on Mexicos’ exports and Foreign Direct Investment. Rev. mex. econ. finanz [online]. 2017, vol.12, n.1, pp.23-41. ISSN 2448-6795.

This is an analysis of the effect of a fluctuation of the renminbi-dollar exchange rate on Mexican exports directed to the US market and on foreign direct investment coming from the United States. Estimates of an error correction vector with data from 1995 to 2015 indicate that a depreciation of the renminbi reduces the growth of Mexican exports by 2.01 percent but has no effect on FDI. Implying that by being close competitors with China, the Mexican export sector is vulnerable to Chinese monetary policy which favors the depreciation of its currency and, with that, contributes to the displacement of Mexican exports. The results of our article offer empirical evidence to be able to understand why Mexico has lost its share in the US market while China has gained even more. Compared with other studies, our results, with a more ample period, allow us to conclude that the diversification of exports increases the sensitivity to a depreciation of the renminbi thus, it is advisable to promote the export of goods with less elasticity.

JEL Classification :

C32, E5, F10, F31, F51.

Keywords : Exchange rate; Renminbi; Exports; Foreign Direct Investment.

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