The Manufacturing sector keeps growing in Baja California

Category: News
Published: 2015-05-27

The manufacturing sector in Baja California continues with a positive trend, increasing the value of its production, its number of new jobs, as well as the productivity of the sector, said Carlo Bonfante Olache, Minister of Economic Development.

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the value of production in March was US$603.3 million, corresponding to a 9.7% increase compared to February, and 21.2% compared to March 2014. Production value grew 18.4% on average during 2015 first quarter, ranking as the largest increase in the northern border and fourth nationally. Bonfante added that productivity has risen over the past months, recording an average of US$6.217 per employee per month. If this trend continues, the increase in productivity will boost real wages in the manufacturing industry in the State.