According to data published by INEGI, Puebla State ranks the No.1 in Manufacturing growth thanks to a growth rate of 33.59 percent over the same month in 2011 (higher than the national average, 3.55 %).
Among the factors of this growth, the Manufacturing sector accounts nearly 30 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP);
- almost 54 % belongs to the automotive sector (automobiles & automobile parts), which is about $5 billion and represents almost 16% of the State economy.
Puebla’s economy can be comparable to economies of countries such as Panama, El Salvador, Bolivia and Estonia. Indeed, the Puebla economy ranks as the 7th largest non – Oil economy of Mexico.