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State to start economic census in early February

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo is in the final stages of preparing to carry out the country’s next economic census. On February 6, 2024, personnel from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) will start going door-to-door.

Carlos Fernando Novelo Vega, State Coordinator of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), says they will begin the 2024 Economic Census on February 6, which will be the first in five years.

Novelo says the census allows INEGI to obtain a complete statistical collection on the state’s economy including post-pandemic economy. He says the census is the only source that shows in detail the characteristics of the financial situation at the state, municipal and local levels.

“This census, which is carried out in Mexico every five years, will allow us to understand the characteristics of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The information will provide multiple elements for decision-making that contribute to strengthening the productivity of already established companies.”

He says INEGI personnel will take the census in block-by-block tours. Businesses will be asked questions such as their legal trade category, number of employees, the type of activity they carry out.

As of February 6, 2024, approximately 300 INEGI personnel will be taking data collection census on an estimated 60,000 businesses around the state.

Novelo says during that last census in 2019, 70,225 businesses were interviewed

of which 46 percent were service providers, 45 percent commerce and 6  percent manufacturing.