Investment grows 0.1% monthly in January – El Sol de México

Gross fixed investment began in 2024 with the right foot, since during January he registered a monthly increase of just 0.1 percentaccording to National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).

This is the first rebound in investment since November of last year, when it fell 1.8 percent compared to the previous month.

Through a report, the Inegi announced that gross fixed investment was favored by an advance of 0.3 percent in the construction sectormainly the residential sector.

On the contrary, the acquisition of machinery and equipment decreased 0.2 percent compared to December 2023.

In previous analyses, financial institutions such as Citibanamex and BBVA Mexico They warned that investment could slow down in the coming monthss before the change of federal public administration.

On the one hand, a contraction is expected due to the completion of the main infrastructure works of the current six-year period, such as the Maya Train or the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), as well as a pause by private investors in the expectation of a new government.

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In its annual comparison, gross fixed investment grew 13.8 percent in January 2024, according to Inegi, which accumulated three months in a row of deceleration.

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