Imports$70.73 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$84.27 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)22% (2010 est.)
Unemployment rate7.2% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$17,700 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate7.5% (2010 est.)
Internet users13.694 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular57.3 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.997% (2012 est.)
Population42,192,494 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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....
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....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
OVERVIEW The opinion poll ratings of the president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, are weakening and social unrest is rising. In Argentina's clientelist political system, supporters could soon ...
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 ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
Report Summary Providing critical information and analysis on the trade environment, D&B Country Reports offer in-depth analysis for evaluating risks and opportunities when trading overseas. This detailed ...
This Review contains a General Survey of Policy Developments based on material submitted by OECD member countries, information gathered on observer and enhanced engagement countries, and an overview of ...
Introduction The Argentine economy recorded average real growth of 8.5% between 2003 and 2008. However, in 2009 the Argentinean economy grew by just 0.9%. Earlier levels of performance returned in 2010, ...
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