The president of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC), Juan Manuel Chávez, explained that the increase in the cost of inputs, lack of labor and lack of investment in infrastructure by the federal government has become a challenge for this sector.
The leader of the builders said that the construction community said that these challenges have a direct impact on the ability to grow, to participate in projects and contribute to development. “One of them without a doubt is staff shortages; The industry requires people trained in various areas of the industry to meet their current needs, which is why the CMIC continues to work on strategies, alliances and new paths of professionalization that promote companies”, commented Juan Manuel Chávez.
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Another important point is the increase in the cost of construction materials, which according to the CMIC leader, although in the last fortnight of May and April there has been a decrease in general inflation that oscillates at 6.25 percent, this is not directly reflected in the price of materials. However, he clarified that despite this situation, the Jalisco construction community continues to make efforts and continues to grow. and with a positive outlook for the remainder of the year.
The value of the national production of the construction industry registered an increase of 3.8 percent in the most recent report for the month of March, “which is always relevant, since it is a good indicator of economic recovery in the sector, where the local community employs 149,587 workers formal that in the annual comparison imply an increase of 12 thousand 452 new collaborators, this positions Jalisco as the third state that contributes the most jobs in the industry”, he said.
“We closed the month of March with good results that reflect that the recovery of our sector is still underway, for example, the production of the industry in the third month of the year was 1,408 million pesos, an increase of 20.6 percent more compared to the figures of the previous month”, added Juan Manuel Chávez.
“Despite the obstacles, we are convinced that in Jalisco we are going through unprecedented economic conditions, which translate into job opportunities for the construction industry; a thriving community that mobilizes all agents and sectors of the economy with its projects”, he concluded.
Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry
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