In the fourth quarter of 2010, the state of Colima recorded a 19.3
percent increase in economic activity, the highest of the 32 states of
Mexico and well above the national average which was 4.6 %.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reports that
based on the State Quarterly Indicator of Economic Activity (ITAE) in
October-December period last year, the states that showed the most
significant annual increases were Colima and Chiapas with 19.3 and 12.3
They were followed by Tlaxcala with 9.0 percent; Puebla with 8.0; San
Luis Potosi 7.9; Hidalgo with 6.6; Querétaro with 6.4; Nuevo Leon 6.2;
Jalisco and Mexico state with 6.1 each; Sinaloa 6.0; and Coahuila and
Morelos with 5.5 percent each.
In contrast, Campeche had decreased economic activity (-1.4), as did
Nayarit ) -0.3) percent per year in the fourth quarter of 2010, while
Oaxaca remained unchanged.
The INEGI tracks details in regard to agriculture, livestock, forestry,
fishing and hunting, and the states with the greatest improvements in
these resources were
at 41%; Quintana Roo 38.6;
26.4; Nuevo Leon 25.9; San Luis Potosi 22.8; Aguascalientes
In contrast, there were major setbacks in the Federal District with
decreases 24.2 percent; Chihuahua 4.6; Nayarit
Sonora and Tabasco 3.7 each; Veracruz 1.8; and Baja California with 0.5.
Meanwhile, the states that showed the most significant advances in
industrial activities (mining, electricity, water and gas supply
pipeline to the final consumer, construction, and manufacturing) in the
reference period were Colima and Chiapas with 63.9 and 37.7 percent,
In contrast, the agency says that nine states showed declines in the
period in question, including Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Michoacán,
Sinaloa, Mexico City and Campeche.
With regard to activities related to services, the states that saw the
largest annual increases in the fourth quarter of 2010 were Hidalgo,
Tabasco, Colima, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Sonora.
By contrast, less progress was reported in Veracruz, Zacatecas, Morelos,
Oaxaca, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas.
INEGI said that the Indicator of
Economic Activity Quarterly (ITAE) includes preliminary
information on various economic activities and therefore must be
regarded as an indicator of trend or direction of the statewide economy
in the short term.