General profile: Argentina

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
45.277 Millions
94.991 ARS/US$
480 679 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 2 736 690 km²
47.10 %
10.14 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+42.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
40 351
68 187
56 784
77 935
Merchandise imports
28 689
56 793
60 205
63 185
Merchandise trade balance
11 662
11 395
-3 421
14 750
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %18 %18 %4 %4 %75 %75 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
11 7676 1564 9954 2934 20511 7676 1564 9954 2934 205
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
6 458
12 817
13 214
9 359
Services imports
7 497
14 621
19 029
12 835
Services trade balance
-1 039
-1 804
-5 815
-3 476
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
20.2
15.4
17.6
18.3
Travel
42.3
38.9
37.3
4.3
Other services
37.5
44.7
44.3
76.6
TRADE INDICES
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134108123111110114100107118131136118101112101908276706261591141041031041031061001051071141109996958580777974686768
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+10.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
200 622
426 487
644 903
480 679
GDP per capita, current US$
5 135
10 377
14 909
10 616
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
8.85
10.13
2.73
10.14
Current account balance, % of GDP
2.63
-0.38
-2.73
1.41
Exchange rate (/US$)
2.904
3.896
9.233
94.991
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
63.616.213.816.613.963.616.213.816.613.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
5 265.26
11 332.72
11 758.99
6 533.99
FDI outflows
1 311.06
964.76
875.23
1 362.89
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
0.15
0.08
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
632.3528.3506.5479.9391.6494.4505.3535.0577.5697.4644.3628.5705.1606.56 5344 0196 66311 71711 5173 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
5.93
2.89
-1.02
3.17
Balance, % of imports
34.21
17.95
-8.61
21.10
Normalized balance
0.146
0.082
-0.045
0.095
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
3330333225262329293135353441414141
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
92%Urban 92%Rural
8%Rural 8%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.041 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
491
981
652
886
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
25.47
33.24
33.02
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
1 992 900
1 700 265
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.19
0.11
0.12
0.03
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
11.64
9.02
9.51
9.09
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).
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
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: 20 October 2022