The Mexican construction sector is the link to all economic
activities in Mexico not only because it contains 37 of the 73
trades in the Mexican productive sector, which produces economic
resources, but also because it provides the necessary
infrastructure to support the economic development the society
demands. The sector includes the federal government, private
industry, educational institutions, agriculture and labor, and
other public and private companies related to construction.
Mexico has shown an increase in its gross domestic product (GDP)
since 2000 from 6.1 percent to 8.3 percent in 2006, a 2.2 percent
growth in six years. The construction trade contributed
considerably to this growth; 5 percent of its generated wealth went
to the GDP and generated 1.5 million job opportunities in the
The residential sector contributes 46 percent of the revenue
generated by the Mexican construction industry. During 2000 alone,
477,000 home loans were granted; during 2006, this number increased
to 678,000. The Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry
predicts that during 2007, 750,000 home...
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