People in Mexico listen to 25.6 hours of music a week, surpassing the global average of 18 hours, according to a new survey by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
The IFPI's new Music Listening 2019 report found that 62% of respondents in Mexico described themselves as “music lovers” or “music fanatics.” That number tied with that of listeners in the United States and was topped only in South Africa, where 75% of the people surveyed said they fit that description.
Rock is Mexican listeners' preferred genre, followed by pop and Latin pop. Regional Mexican music came in fourth in listener preferences, and reggaeton was No. 8 on the list of top ten preferences (with metal coming in at number 10).