During the next six months, centers with a strong manufacturing vocation will see demand figures diminish.
Monterrey, NL. During April and May 2020, industrial demand in the main markets, among them Monterrey, was concentrated in companies in the logistics, electronic commerce and warehousing sectors.
Between April and May 2020, the industrial real estate markets of Mexico City, Tijuana and Monterrey remained the markets that reported the highest volumes of demand.
The positive behavior of these markets is based on the mixed vocation of logistics infrastructure and manufacturing that allows them to capture both types of demand.
The gross industrial demand accumulated in April and May in Mexico City was 150,000 square meters, Tijuana with 60,000 m2 and Monterrey with 50,000 square meters.
The trend in the next six months is that manufacturing centers that have the infrastructure for logistics development will continue to report demand volumes, while centers with a strong manufacturing vocation will see the figures for this indicator diminish.
For markets where the infrastructure is mixed, logistics demand will mitigate the effects of the decline in demand from the manufacturing industry, due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The recovery of the manufacturing sector will occur gradually once the Agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) is implemented, in July of this year, and it is estimated that the demand of this segment will show a greater increase at the end 2020 and early 2021 driven by the relocation of Asian companies that could seek to settle in the country.
With the entry into force of the T-MEC and the regionalization of supply chains derived from the impact of the pandemic, Mexico is facing a new opportunity to position itself as a preponderant logistics center in North America.
In addition to this, the country’s favorable location will allow international companies to reach the US market, however, this will depend on the coordination of the industrial reopening with other countries and that national policies put emphasis on working for greater trade openness.