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MINT: Sources of Economic Information

About the MINT Countries

An important aspect to understanding MINT is to learn more about the individual countries. The following are resources that provide both quantitative as well as qualitative information on each respective country. Included are general country information sources of international nature such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Transparency International, international development banks, as well as country specific sources such as national statistical agencies.

Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world according to the latest GDP ranking by World Bank. Mexico is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As of 2017, Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world. In the last decade, Mexico has seen an increase in job creation, local wealth, and an improving domestic consumer market. Currently, major economic drivers of Mexico's economy include trade and petroleum.

Indonesia was the 16th largest economy in the world in 2018 according to the World Bank GDP ranking. Indonesia has greatly benefitted from the manufacturing industry's shift to increasing production in LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Countries). It is a member of the G-20 economies, and is the largest economy in Southeast Asia. As of 2017, Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world. Current major economic drivers of Indonesia's economy include: commodities, trade, and policy.

As of 2018, Nigeria is the 30th largest economy in the world according to the World Bank GDP ranking. It is the largest economy in Africa. As of 2017, Nigeria is the 7th most populous country in the world. Current major economic drivers of Nigeria's economy include: petroleum, agriculture, and policy. Challenges to Nigeria's economic growth can include: underperformance in the manufacturing sector, internal ethnic, religious, and political issues.

As of 2018, Turkey is the 19th largest economy in the world, according to the World Bank GDP ranking. Strategically, Turkey is often considered a "bridge" between the West and the Islamic World. As of 2018, Turkey is the 18th most populous country in the world. Current major economic drivers of Turkey's economy include: domestic consumption and investments. Challenges to Turkey's economic growth can include: inflation, monetary policy, slow EU growth, and potentially, the middle income trap.