Every day, since we get up, we use shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, among other products. Our personal hygiene habits give all of them a very important role in the family budget. Let’s know the importance of this industry at the national level!
The Mexican cosmetics industry ranks third in cosmetics production, after the US and Brazil. In the domestic market, it contributes 0.7% of the manufacturing industry and 4.2% of the GDP of the chemical industry. In 2009, it generated 24,000 direct jobs, equivalent to 10.7% of the Chemical industry, in addition to indirect jobs that include vendors and distributors.
This industry works to create and improve personal care products that we use in the dressing room, such as soaps and toothpaste, as well as perfumes, makeup, creams, etc. The main inputs are chemical products, both organic and inorganic, animal fats and some minerals. The production processes are varied, although most are characterized by the physical mixture of various raw materials and packaging.
The main production plants are located in: Federal District, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Querétaro, and Tamaulipas.
Mexico exports cosmetics to more than 100 countries around the world, mainly to the US and Latin America.
Work consulted: Economic Census 2009, INEGI.
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