The recent literature and statistical information on the macroeconomic performance of Mexico's maquiladora industry is examined, and its present contribution to the balance of payments, employment, remunerations, aggregate value and economic growth is determined. The contribution of this activity to economic growth is now limited, although it may be more significant if its structural and economic parameters are modified: the propensity of the maquiladora industry to import inputs (reciprocal to the sum of the national input component and the contribution to aggregate value), the imported component of gross capital formation, the other activities' average propensity to import, and the structure of income distribution. Policies are sketched that could be designed and applied to improve the articulation of that sector with the rest of the productive activities.
|Journal||Problemas del Desarrollo|
|State||Published - Apr 2006|