Mexico ranks 93rd out of 152 countries in the e-commerce index
From：Taiwan Trade Center, Mexico City
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that the 2020 edition of the e-commerce index ranked Mexico 93rd out of 152 countries. This study aims to show the facilities that exist in each country for its consumers to make online purchases. The data used to build the index corresponds to the year 2019.
According to the report, 70% of the Mexican population used the Internet, at least once, during 2019. The weakest point for e-commerce in Mexico is financial inclusion, as the country was rated with 37 points out of 100 in the item that measures the percentage of the Mexican population that has access to a bank account.
Regarding the reliability of postal delivery services and logistics infrastructure, Mexico was rated with a score of 34 points, while the item that considered access to secure internet servers reported 46 points. Thus, Mexico maintained the same position as the 2019 ranking (which takes into account 2018 figures).
Regarding 2020, the United Nations (UN) agency noted that the COVID-19 pandemic boosted online shopping in Latin American countries, including Mexico. Available evidence from the region reflected that COVID-19 drove online shopping due to lock-in restrictions and the desire to avoid contact and receive goods at home.