A new website providing a wealth of data about Arizona-Mexico economic indicators is now live.
Using state-of-the-art technology to organize and visualize data, it’s a great way for national, state, and local decision makers to keep up to date with the latest information on Arizona’s trade and competitiveness in this important region.
The new website provides the data and tools to monitor Arizona’s trade and competitiveness in the US-Mexico region across six major categories: Arizona Exports, Border Crossings, Commodity Flows, Economy, Foreign Direct Investment and Population with comparisons made between:
• Border Ports (Arizona and other major southern border ports of entry)
• U.S. Border States
• Mexico Border States, and Sinaloa
The University of Arizona Eller College of Business, with the support of the Arizona Mexico Commission along with the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Arizona Office of Tourism, has developed and will maintain the site.
The website places a 3,000+ indicator series at users’ fingertips and provides a comprehensive resource to evaluate current trends, and make data informed decisions going forward. Detailed descriptions and indicator summaries offer narrative descriptions of how to use and interpret the data. Tables, figures and charts allow users to visualize important trends and comparisons. All data presented on this website can be exported with one click to a number of standard formats for further analysis, or downloaded for use in spreadsheets, documents or Power Point presentations.
A key feature of the website that distinguishes it from others is that data will be updated continuously employing a new cloud-based technology called dataZoa, so users can be confident that they are accessing the most recent data..
Mexico is Arizona’s top trading partner. Arizona’s exports to Mexico were valued at $7.1 billion in 2013. Commodities valued at over $12.4 billion entered Mexico via Arizona’s border ports of entry in 2013.