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....
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