August 1, 2006
When Mexico's next president takes office on December 1st, the median age in the country will be 25.3 years and 30.6% of the population will be under 14. This compares to the US median of 36 and Germany's 41.2. Even Brazil which has a healthy demographic in its own right is comparably older, with a median age of 28.2 and 26% of the population under 14. Mexican demographics are particularly unique in the context of Latin America's top emerging markets. In absolute and relative terms, the key 20-59 age bracket will continue to bulge for the next decade, sustaining a share of around 57% of the total population from 2014 to 2030. And this young population is aging slower than that
With its mix of young demographics and rapidly developing capital markets, Mexico offers a cocktail of interesting investment opportunities.