Alma Martínez
Alma Martínez

Alma G. Martínez Morales is Economist in Mexico. Specialized in sectoral and regional issues with emphasis on issues of the industrial and services sector, as well as international trade. She has collaborated with BBVA Research since 1996.

She obtained a master's degree from the University of the Americas campus in Mexico in the Master of Arts program in International Political Economy, where he specialized in international trade issues. In addition, she obtained BA in economics from the Universidad Metropolitana Xochimilco, UAM and in 2010 she received a diploma in Dynamic Econometric Models, ITAM.

Previously, Alma Martínez Morales was an analyst at Analítica Consultores focused on international trade issues. She also worked as an analyst in the coordination of advisors in the Presidency of the Republic.

Latest publications

Most sectors have slowed markedly. Lower growth in 1H19, inertia defines the pattern of state performance.
In the first half of 2018, the Mexican economy grew at a lower rate than expected, with the service sector contributing 86.9% of GDP growth, less than the 92.1% observed in 2017. Manufacturing industries recovered in 2017, contributing 11.8% of growth, although uncertainty in the first half of the year affected their growth potential.
The service sector contributed 92.3% to Mexico’s GDP growth. The manufacturing industry regained its dynamism in the second half of 2017 (2H17) and has been a constant subject for debate with the renegotiation of NAFTA.