During 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and had its greatest peak, without vaccination and in the middle of a confinement, Jalisco had a 7.5% drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, it was lower than the national average, which was around 8%. This was reported in the monthly economic bulletin of the Institute of Statistical and Geographic Information (IIEG).
2021 has not been the exception. According to the data, the Director of Statistical Information, Mireya Pasillas, highlighted that although Inflation is higher than the national average, there are areas in which it fared better than the rest of the states, for example, in the creation of formal employment.
Regarding the increase in prices, the general annual inflation of Jalisco accumulates three consecutive months of growth at an annual rate, registering 7.62% in November.
The municipality of Guadalajara presented an increase in prices in November of 7.41% at an annual rate, higher than the previous month of 6.80%, adding fifteen consecutive months, being higher than the national one.
While in the case of Tepatitlán, which is also studied by the IIEG, annual inflation in November was 8.24%, a percentage higher than that observed in the previous month of 7.18 percent. The national average was 7.34%.
But, in areas such as annual inflation of “spending on health and personal care” and “education and recreation” was one of those that increased the least.. And, in the case of formal jobs, it ranked second nationally, after Mexico City.
On the other hand, Jalisco ranked first in the national GDP contributed by primary activities (livestock and agriculture), as well as fourth in that contributed by secondary activities (manufacturing and construction industry) and tertiary (commerce).
In addition, that in the last quarter, Jalisco ranked seventh in exports, the first five are occupied by border states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Baja California, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, as well as Guanajuato.
More than half of the State’s exports (51%) are from the manufacture of computer, communication and measurement equipment and other electronic equipment, components and accessories.