The culture sector contributed to the national economy with 815 thousand 902 million pesos last year, which represented 2.9 percent of total GDPInegi reported this Friday.
The amount was 12.6 percent higher than what was registered in 2021, indicated the Satellite Account of Culture in Mexico.
According to the report, the cultural activities in the country, like theaters, cinemas and museumsamong others, employed about 1.5 million people, 3.6 percent of jobs.
The Inegi indicated that the cultural area with the greatest contribution to GDP is that of handicrafts, that generated 19.3 percent of the total contribution of this sector to the economy.
It was followed by digital content and the internet, which contributed 18.6 percent; as well as the audiovisual media, such as television or cinema, and the design and creative serviceswith 18 and 12.8 percent, respectively.
In entities like Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Morelos and Mexico Citythe contribution of culture to the economy was greater than the national average, with between 3.2 and 7.3 percent.
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In 2022, the areas of the culture sector with the highest annual growth, indicated the Inegi, were the visual and plastic arts, with an increase of 37.5 percent, as well as audiovisual media and performing arts and shows, with increases of 27.4 and 26 percent. cent, respectively.