By Adina Moloman
Sources: www.inegi.org.mx, www.economia.gob.mx, www.cnimme.org.mx
During the first semester of 2013 the Mexico Manufacturing activity showed signs of recovery despite the fact that at an international level there are still a contraction or a slow recovery in the productive sectors of Mexico manufacturing partners like the United States, China and Euro Zone.
The IMMEX program shows that the number of manufacturing establishments grew by 10 throughout the country only in the last month, the employment recorded a percentage increase of 0.87% per month, while quarterly growth was 1.32% and maintained its upward trend since the beginning of the year.
According to the monthly statistics released by INEGI, Baja California holds the first place at a national level with 904 active establishments, representing more than 15% of the total maquiladoras existing in Mexico. The personnel employed in the manufacturing establishments in Baja California sum 238,822 employees and thus ranks second nationally with 11.8%.
Other entities in the northern border had the following performances: Nuevo Leon 652 IMMEX active establishments (12.9%) with 233,834 IMMEX employees (11.5%); Chihuahua 486 active establishments (9.6%) with 290,021 IMMEX employees (14.3%), Coahuila 407 active establishments (8%) with 200,077 IMMEX employees (9.9%), Tamaulipas 362 active establishments (7.2%) with 174,610 employees (8.6%); Sonora recorded 239 establishments (4.7%) and registered 106,218 IMMEX employees (5.2%).
The most dynamic state in Mexico is Queretaro, it only sums 192 active establishments, and registered 62,997 employees, and most of them are related to the highly qualified activities that demands the automotive and aerospace and defense industry, second to Queretaro is industries manufacturing in Mexico established in the Tijuana area. The local dynamism has to do with the growth of local suppliers and manufacturing components dedicated to the manufacture of auto parts.