The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 43

International Immigration and Locational Change in Mexico's Motor Industry


26 July 1985

Author: Pablo Wong-Gonzalez

Publication Date: 1985

It is generally acknowledged that within Mexico there is a high degree of spatial concentration of industrial activity. This concentration has been strongly linked to the enormous regional disparities and the associated effects on the unequal distribution of income, employment, infrastructure and services amongst others (Lopez Malo, 1960; Lamartine Yates, 1965; Unikel, 1978; Garza, 1985). Already in the 1950's and 1960's the bulk of industrial output was known to be concentrated in Mexico's central region (The Federal District and the States of Mexico, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Queretato and Tlaxcala). In 1980 only two administrative regions (The Federal District and the State of Mexico) accounted for some 50% of the country's total manufacturing production.

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