Mexico's retail sector represents a dynamic and growing market full of opportunities for investment. BMI forecasts that the overall economy will expand significantly over the forecast period with GDP increasing by 45% from US D 1 , 408bn in 2014 to US D 2 , 050 bn in 2018. This growth will drive retail growth with total household spending in retail forecast to increase 42.3% from US D 299bn in 2014 to US D 426bn in 2018. Unemploymen t is forecast to remain below 4.2% throughout the five year projection period, and the strong labo u r market means net household income will increase from US D 20,059 in 2014 to US D 27, 890 in 2018. In addition, the total percentage of households earning US D 10,000+ is forecast to i ncrease from 66.4% in 2014 to 79 .0% in 2018 , increasing population for consumers in this key income bracket and expanding the middle-class market. Together these forces create an average growth rate of 9.23% in the retail sector throughout the projection perio d and create a strong investment market.