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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 April 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Argentina April 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The December 2015 inauguration of Mauricio Macri of the centre-right Propuesta Republicana (Pro) party heralds a period of substantial policy adjust-ment, during which the new administration will work ...

  • Countries : Argentina

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Argentina

D&B Country Insight Report: Argentina

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • October 2016
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Argentina


Argentina - ISA Country Report

Argentina - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • December 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Countries : Argentina

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Argentina

Country Economic Forecasts > Argentina

  • $ 163
  • Country report
  • November 2016
  • by Oxford Economics

When the GDP-proxy, EMAE, showed the economy growing for the first time in five months in August, we thought the worst of the recession seemed to be over. But the improvement was short-lived, with activity ...

  • Countries : Argentina

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