The Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators Annual Report 2018, released May 31, 2018, summarizes key trends monitored throughout the year on this website. While the website provides timely changes as new data are available, the Report provides a profile of Arizona’s trade and competitiveness and key developments for the year. As with the website, the Report highlights Arizona's performance relative to other border states. Indicators and trends for U.S. and Mexico border states are bench-marked against national figures for the U.S. and Mexico.
In 1999, The University of Arizona in partnership with the Arizona-Mexico Commission developed and began publishing a unique set of regional economic indicators for the Arizona-Sonora Region. The last Arizona-Sonora Region Economic Indicators and Regional Initiatives report was completed and published in June 2009. Since then, both the economic and political landscapes have changed at regional and global levels. Although Arizona’s economy is most closely related to the neighboring State of Sonora, a growing and changing Mexico presents further opportunities for economic relationships. Thus the scope of this website and the upcoming Report has expanded to cover the Arizona-Mexico relationship.