Compared to other Latin American countries, the export sectors in Mexico create very little employment, according to a comparative study by the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC).
The study took representative sectors of export activity in each nation to measure their impact on job creation.
In Mexico, considering the area of electronics manufacturing for export, the study noted that it generates 66,000 direct jobs and 73,000 indirect jobs, i.e., a ratio of 1.11 indirect jobs for each direct job.
The ratio is low, compared to what happens in other nations in the region, highlights the body.
In Uruguay, for example, the production of meat for export generates 8,000 direct jobs and 66,000 indirect jobs, which means eight indirect jobs for every position occupied in this sector, the main export created by the South American nation.
In Brazil, where the food industry was analyzed, there is a ratio of 5.6 indirect jobs from direct jobs; Chile with its mining export activity, reaches a ratio of 2.4, and in Colombia, the energy sector generates 2.7 indirect jobs.
The little boost to indirect employment in Mexico shows that there is a breakdown in the chain for suppliers and supplies and other nations are receiving the benefits.
According to ECLAC, the export potential is wasted, considering that Mexico is the 16th largest exporting nation in the world.
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