Argentina

Argentina is the second largest country in South America. The population is 40.9 million and is growing at a rate of 1.053%. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires has a population of 12.79 million.Spanish is Argentina’s official language and the Argentine Peso is the national currency. Argentina’s main trade partners are Brazil, the US, China, Chile, and Germany. Its primary imports are machinery, motor vehicles, petroleum and natural gas, organic chemicals, and plastics. Exports consist of soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, and wheat. Argentina?s GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) is $575.6 billion and is growing at a real rate of 7.1% with an inflation rate of 22%.

Demographic Data

Economic Data

Cultural & Other Data

GDP (PPP, $bn)

575.6

Capital

Buenos Aires

Area (sq. km.)

2,766,890

GDP Real

Growth (%)

7.1

Other Large Cities

Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, La Plata

Population (million)

40.9

PerCap GDP ($)

14,200

Primary Language

Spanish

Population

Growth %

1.053

Prime Lending

Rate (%)

28

Urban

Population %

92

% Population

Under 15yrs

25.6

Inflation Rate%

22

Urban Growth %

1.2

Population below

poverty line (%)

23.4

Unemployment%

7.8

Literacy

(% of population)

97.2

Agricultural Workers

(% of population)

1

Foreign Direct

Investment($bn)

69.1

Education spending

as % of GDP

3.8

Industrial Workers

(% of population)

23

Debt-External

($bn)

135.5

CPI Score (1-10)*

2.9

Service Workers

(% of population)

76

Exports ($bn)

73

Corporate Income Tax %

35

Labor Force (mil)

16.27

Imports ($bn)

59.9

Ease of Doing

Business Ranking **

113

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