Argentina : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$70.73 billion (2011 est.)
$53.87 billion (2010 est.)


$84.27 billion (2011 est.)
$68.13 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

22% (2010 est.)
16% (2009 est.)
note: data are derived from private estimates

Unemployment rate

7.2% (2011 est.)
7.8% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$17,700 (2011 est.)
$16,400 (2010 est.)
$15,200 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

7.5% (2010 est.)
-3% (2009 est.)
5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

13.694 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

57.3 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.997% (2012 est.)


42,192,494 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain.

After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina.

The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930.

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Economic overview

Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base.

Although one of the world's wealthiest countries 100 years ago, Argentina suffered during most of the 20th century from recurring economic crises, persistent fiscal and current account deficits, high inflation, mounting external debt, and capital flight.

A severe depression, growing public and external indebtedness, and a bank run culminated in 2001 in the most serious economic, social, and political crisis in the country's turbulent history.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Argentina January 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Argentina January 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Political polarisation, weak institutions, fickle political loyalties, powerful unions and a strong tradition of public protest will sustain risks to political stability throughout 2015-19. In the shorte ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 899
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Argentina

By Country Industry Forecasts > Argentina

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to 85 manufacturing ...

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Argentina - ISA Country Report

Argentina - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Argentina, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

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