Public works in Mexico contracted 18.7% in January-August


Transport work in cities and urbanization collapsed 44.8% annually and that of roads, roads, and bridges fell 9.9 percent.

 Public works in Mexico fell 18.7% annually from January to August, according to data from the Center for Economic Studies of the Construction Sector (Ceesco).

During the first eight months of the year, the public work represented 37.6% of the total of all the work done in the country. 62.4% corresponded to private work.

Per federative entity, only in 11 there were increases in the public segment. The states with the highest increases were Colima with 209.5%; Yucatán with 89.2% and Campeche with 57.8%, according to the report of the study center of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry.

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The states with the greatest falls were Baja California with -79.4% annually; Quintana Roo with -51.6% and Nuevo León with -51.0 percent.

29.6% of the total public works corresponded to roads, roads, and bridges; 10.7% transport in cities and urbanization; 10.2% was infrastructure for the generation and distribution of electricity; 9.2% of potable water and drainage systems, and 8.8% in refineries and oil plants.

However, transport in cities and urbanization collapsed 44.8% annually and the construction of roads, roads, and bridges fell 9.9 percent.

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In contrast, private work grew 2.5% in relation to the value contracted in the same period of 2018. Tlaxcala, Guerrero and Veracruz had the largest expansions, of 137.3% per year, 106.1% and 86%, respectively. The entities where private work fell the most were Zacatecas, Tabasco and Oaxaca with -70%, -51.2% and -49.9 percent.

The housing construction represented 32.8% of the total value of the private sector in January-August; industrial, commercial and service buildings followed, with a figure of 30.8 percent.

However, housing construction decreased by 1.0% year-on-year, while the construction of industrial and service buildings increased 2.6 percent.

Two turns of the private work that stood out for their increases were oil and gas pipelines, which increased 740.1%, and auxiliary works for transport, 117.5 percent.


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