Mexico paid $10 an hour while a US worker could get close to $60.

Deux articles et une vidéo sur le sujet.

1.      Est-ce que le mexicain est plus intelligent que le Canadien ou l’Américain ?

2.      Est-ce que le mexicain est plus productif que le Canadien ou l’Américain?

3.      Est-ce que le mexicain possède des meilleurs robots que ceux des Canadiens ou des Américains ?

Alors, pourquoi les usines sont construites au Mexique au lieu du Canada ou des États-Unis ?

La raison est fort simple et vous le savez très bien, même si vos politiciens menteurs omettent de vous le dire, pour ne pas déplaire à leurs petits amis.

Réponse : C’est que le mexicain coûte moins cher, et c’est pour cette raison que vous devenez de plus en plus pauvre et vos salaires stagnent.

La globalisation sauvage où seul le coût de la masse salariale compte.

Le secteur manufacturier ou les salaires sont payant se retrouvent au Mexique justement parce qu’il était payant.

Évidemment, l’investissement qui se retrouve au Mexique ne se retrouve plus aux États-Unis ni au Canada.

Alors, quand nos supposément spécialistes vous disent que c’est à cause de la robotisation ou de l’automatisation, qu’il n’y a plus d’emplois dans le secteur manufacturier, ce n’est que la pure BS, la raison c’est qu’on peut exploiter la nature humaine la moins chers, ailleurs.

D’où la venue de Donald Trump !


Extrait de: Mexico Overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. Exporter Ahead of Trump by Greg Quinn and Nacha Cartan , December 6, 2016

Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even as the relationship is being questioned by President-elect Donald Trump.

Shipments from Mexico totaled $245 billion in the first 10 months of the year, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday, ahead of Canada’s $230 billion. If the trend continues, it would be the first time ever the U.S. bought more imports from its neighbor to the south. The two countries ended 2015 tied in exports to the U.S.

The trend of catching up to Canada puts China and Mexico as the top two exporters to the U.S. just as Trump prepares to take office in January, reflecting the strong pull of lower cost jurisdictions for the U.S. economy.

Canada, which has one of the highest cost bases in the Americas, has seen its share of U.S. imports fall to about 13 percent from around 20 percent two decades ago.

“Integration with Mexico has become more solid than with Canada,” said Marco Oviedo, chief Mexico economist for Barclays Plc. “Manufacturing continues to be very competitive in terms of wages and location to other U.S. producers and suppliers.”

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The growing links between Mexico and U.S. hinge on motor vehicles. Mexico has won new factories over the past six years from Toyota Motor Corp., Volkswagen AG’s luxury Audi unit, Kia Motors Corp. and BMW AG -- up to $25.9 billion in new auto investments since 2010, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan -- fueling car shipments totaling $90 billion in the first 10 months. That’s versus $54 billion from Canada.

Canada’s cost base is also a big part of the story. Canada’s labor bill has swelled with unit labor costs in U.S. dollars, a key index of competitiveness, increasing by 64 percent since 2002 even with Canada’s currency weakening in recent years.

Évidemment, les américains sont prêts a être payés à des salaires mexicains pour garder leurs emplois, il y a plus de 5 ans, j’avais appelé cela le phénomène grilled cheese.

Mexico’s average salaries meanwhile rose 0.5 percent a year in the decade through 2014, the least among the 11 largest Latin American nations after Venezuela, International Labor Organization data show.

Poloz’s Lament

“Our competitiveness hasn’t been what it could be,” Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, who grew up in General Motors Co.’s Canadian production hub of Oshawa east of Toronto, told lawmakers in October. Auto manufacturers “can just as easily do it in Mexico, and get a fine dedicated workforce, they get the advantage of lower costs.”

Poloz est un incompétent, en n’assumant pas la réalité pour ne pas déplaire à ces petits amis, on a jamais la bonne solution, juste des excuses.

And the problems go well beyond the auto sector for Canada. In a down year for all shipments to the U.S., Canadian exports have fallen 7.7 percent so far in 2016, versus a 1.6 percent drop for Mexico.

The twist is that, even with Canada suffering from lost trade to Mexico, there is little populist anger. According to Oshawa Major John Henry, Canadians should rise to the challenge of competition and be a good friend in the world.

“The world has changed in the auto industry a lot since the 1990s, automation, more and more countries are making cars,” Henry said in an interview. “But based on the economics of Canada, given an equal playing field, we can build the best vehicles in the world.”


How Mexico is Winning the Car Manufacturing Warp


Extrait de: The auto industry may have a love-hate relationship with Trump, Matthew DeBord, Nov. 28, 2016,

There are two key issues in the US auto industry at the moment.

1.      Number one: SUVs and pickups are selling like crazy. US sales this year could equal or top 2015's record of 17.5 million, driven largely by consumer demand for crossovers and pickups.

2.      Passenger cars are another story. Sales have been weak, leading some automakers, notable Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to back off from US production in order to use that manufacturing capacity to build more trucks.

Moving the assembly of those vehicles to Mexico, where many automakers have or are constructing plants, is an appealing solution.

But Donald Trump attacked these plans during the election, even though his preferred target, Ford, has been operating in Mexico since the 1960s.

As a candidate, he threatened to slap a 35% tariff on vehicles built in Mexico coming into the US.

Je crois bien qu’il va le faire, parce qu’il a l’appui de son peuple, même si certains sénateurs ou représentants vont tenter de lui faire des crocs à jambe, parce que ceux-ci couchent avec le 1%.

Vous commencez à comprendre que Trump peut être nasty pour arriver à ces fins, il n’aura aucun problème à mettre son peuple contre ces récalcitrants en les traitant de corrompues.

Ce n’est pas pour rien qu’il fait des rassemblements de victoire avec son peuple, il s’assure qu’il va avoir l’appui de son mouvement, quand la situation va se corser pour faire passer ces objectifs.

Number two: Automakers are up against rising fuel-economy standards. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements for the large automakers selling vehicles in the US are suppose to rise to 54.5 mpg by 2025 — a goal that federal and regulators think is unlikely to be met, and that the automakers have been lobbying against.

Hard to come up with grand bargain

You can probably see where this is going. Trump wants to make trouble for the automakers on the North American Free Trade Agreement front, demanding that they stop outsourcing production south of the border. But if his EPA shapes up to be as corporation-friendly as many suspect, the carmakers stand a pretty good chance of getting a CAFE break.

They'll love that. But given that major car companies are investing $24 billion in Mexico, according to Bloomberg, they're going to hate whatever inflexibility a Trump administration imposes on them.

Workers assemble a Ford truck at a plant in Louisville.Bryan Woolston/Reuters

There really isn't an easy way to deal with this, resolving the two big issues to everyone's satisfaction. Auto labor costs are not going to decline in the US to anything that even vaguely resembles what they are in Mexico, where a worker will be paid $10 an hour while a US worker could get close to $60. 

Auto manufacturing jobs are also skilled-labor positions, and employers have to pay for that skill, depending on the market they're operating in. The calculations that US carmakers are being compelled to confront is the meager profits of smaller passenger cars versus the fat profits of trucks and SUVs; they'd like to use their costly US labor force to build their most profitable vehicles.

The linkage with the CAFE debate is of course that building a lot of trucks and SUVs — the vehicles that consumers wants — runs counter to meeting the CAFE goals. So automakers would like to catch a break there, so that they can bank as much money as possible now, while the US market is booming at gas prices are low.

This suggests that although a love-hate relationship with Trump may persist, there could be some horse-trading that takes place.