General profile: Argentina

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
44.271 Millions
16.563 ARS/US$
627 371 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 2 736 690 km²
26.49 %
2.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+0.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
40 351
68 187
56 784
58 427
Merchandise imports
28 689
56 793
60 205
66 899
Merchandise trade balance
11 662
11 395
-3 421
-8 472
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
11 %11 %28 %28 %61 %61 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
9 3074 5174 3252 6212 2729 3074 5174 3252 6212 272
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
6 458
12 817
13 214
14 183
Services imports
7 497
14 621
19 029
23 961
Services trade balance
-1 039
-1 804
-5 815
-9 778
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
20.2
15.4
17.6
13.8
Travel
42.3
38.9
37.3
35.7
Other services
37.5
44.7
44.3
49.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
200 622
426 487
634 019
627 371
GDP per capita, current US$
5 125
10 346
14 603
14 171
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
8.85
10.13
2.65
2.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
2.62
-0.38
-2.72
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
2.904
3.896
9.233
16.563
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
66.118.416.212.713.466.118.416.212.713.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
5 265.26
11 332.72
11 758.99
11 857.01
FDI outflows
1 311.06
964.76
875.23
1 167.74
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.21
0.15
0.08
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
468.2468.2483.1483.1504.3504.3533.8533.8576.5576.5697.4697.4644.3644.3620.6620.6697.6697.6606.4606.4541.3541.3432.1432.1311.7311.7273.5273.5206.5206.5190.1190.186.386.311 85711 8573 2603 26011 75911 7595 0655 0659 8229 82215 32415 32410 84010 84011 33311 3334 0174 0179 7269 7266 4736 4735 5375 5375 2655 2654 1254 1251 6521 6522 1492 1492 1662 16610 41810 418468.2483.1504.3533.8576.5697.4644.3620.6697.6606.4541.3432.1311.7273.5206.5190.186.311 8573 26011 7595 0659 82215 32410 84011 3334 0179 7266 4735 5375 2654 1251 6522 1492 16610 418FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
5.93
2.89
-1.04
-2.44
Balance, % of imports
34.21
17.95
-8.61
-17.40
Normalized balance
0.146
0.082
-0.045
-0.095
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
26272329293135353441414141
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
59%Male 59%Female
41%Female 41%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.030 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
491
981
638
565
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
24.95
27.61
36.72
32.89
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
1 992 124
1 720 299
1 750 102
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.19
0.11
0.12
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
11.64
9.02
9.40
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018