Spatial location patterns of Mexican manufacturing: Analysis using the technique of spatial points patterns
Keywords:Ripley’s K function, Mexi-can manufacturing, Distance-based methods, Spatial agglomerations
This paper explores the spatial location patterns of firms in different sectors of the Mexican manufacturing industry. The analysis is carried out using a continuous spatial statistic approach by employing a K-function for each sector that is then compared to a Complete Spatial Randomness (CSR) distribution and other relevant benchmarks. We show that Mexican manufacturing follows a bimodal distribution and significant spatial concentrations are present for all manufacturing sec- tors at different distances. However, using the spatial distribution of the complete set of manufactures as a point of reference, variations in the spatial distribution are also found to exist.