What is the importance of Output & Productivity (GDP)?
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the total output of a country, or a state, produced in a year. It is a direct measure of the size of an economy. When divided by the number of people, the per capita GDP is useful to compare countries or states of different sizes. Per capita GDP is also useful as a measure of the relative performance. A rise in per capita GDP signals growth in the economy.
What is measured?
Productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. There are different ways in which specific productivity measures can be obtained, such as labor productivity (ratio of output per worker). For the purpose of this project per capita GDP will also be used as a measure of the overall productivity. A rise in per capita GDP is translated into an increase in productivity.
How competitive is Arizona?
To gauge Arizona’s and Sonora’s relative competitiveness in the entire U.S. - Mexico border region, per capita GDP dynamics are compared with other border states in the U.S. and Mexico. Data are provided on annual bases with indices of percentage change between observed periods.
Mexico Border States
The tables on this page summarize Gross State Product and Per Capita Gross State Product for Mexico Border States and Sinaloa. Data are updated following release by the National Institutes of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of GDP and Population data. Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.
U.S. Border States
The tables on this page summarize Gross State Product, nominal and real, and Real Per Capita Gross State Product for U.S. Border States. Data are updated following release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.
U.S.: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by State (millions of current dollars), Levels, All industry total (04000), and Bureau of Economic Analysis, Per Capita Real GDP by State (millions of chained 2009 dollars), Levels, All Industry Total, (04000).
Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI). National Institute of Statistics and Geography, System of National Accounts of Mexico. Gross State Product of Baja California, MX (millions of pesos) at 2008 constant prices. Per Capita GSP (Mexico) is computed from population data: INEGI.
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