Viridinia Rios posted an interesting map of economic growth across states in Mexico in the last year. Click on the map to make it more readable, but some of the most interesting parts I think are that:
1. Much of the country is in red, which indicates negative to barely positive economic growth of between -14.4% and 0.4%. I don’t know enough about Campeche to know why the income fell by more than 14% there last year. Anyone have an idea?
2. There are states that grew quite fast,including several near the US border. Despite the economic fallout of the drug war, those states still posted really good numbers.
3. I’m curious how Baja Sur and Quintana Roo grew so quickly, especially with the latter being so close to Campeche. Most of what I read looks at Mexican aggregate conditions, so this is really interesting to see a state-by-state breakdown of what is going on. It also makes me realize that I don’t have a good understanding of some of the complexities of the regional economies in Mexico.