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Mexico census identifies 5.7 million businesses

Staff writer |
The Mexico government's statistics agency INEGI has reported the results from its 2014 business census. In 2014, there were 5.7 million registered businesses in Mexico, employing 29.6 million Mexicans.

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The average works out to 5.2 people per firm. The comparable figure in 2004 was 5.4 employees per firm.

According to INEGI, 49.5% of employment was in non-financial services companies, 24.3% in commerce, 18.1% in manufacturing and 8.1% in other activities.

According to the census, 95.4% of firms in Mexico employed in 2014 between 0 and 10 people.

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