Queretaro, Qro. During the second quarter of the year, small businesses in Querétaro are confident that their economic activity will begin to grow, after having gone through a recovery process, estimated the local president of the National Chamber of Commerce in Small (Canacope), Sergio Martinez de Leon.
Therefore, it is expected that at the end of the first semester, the associated businesses will achieve an annual growth of 1.5 to 2% in their commercial activity, projecting that they will close the year with 4% growth.
These expectations of economic growthhe explained, are driven by the current holiday season, in which they hope to achieve an economic benefit of between 500 and 520 million pesos.
This is going to pay a lot for this start of the second quarter of the year, we anticipate that at the end of the first semester we will see signs of growth, not so much of recovery, but of growth”, he declared.
However, the course that the local economy takes -he added- will depend on the behavior of the covid-19 pandemic, which is still active; For this reason, he called on local businesses to continue applying the sanitary protocols.
“We are very close to normality, from before the pandemic, but we must continue to encourage businesses to be co-responsible and that we can have a safe business with the people who visit us; They are one of the strongest days, that national and foreign tourists feel safe in our shops, restaurants, hotels, ”she stressed.
In the state there are around 115,532 establishments between formal and informal, the majority corresponds to tertiary activities: 46.1% to commerce, 42.2% to services, 9.4% to manufacturing and 2.2% to the rest of economic activities, details the economic census of 2019, from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (inegi).
Only in the third quarter of 2021, local commerce grew 4.85% annually; previously in the second quarter it advanced 22.45% and in the first quarter of that year it grew just 1% annually, expose reports from the Quarterly Indicator of State Economic Activity (ITAEE).