Argentina holds a significant place on the international business map and has great potential in terms of natural resources, human capital and dynamic industrial complexes.

Broad and diverse economy

  • 3rd largest GDP in Latin America, USD 450 billion (1)
  • GDP per capita USD 10,000 (1)
  • 44 million inhabitants (~60% under 35 years old). Access to 270 million people in MERCOSUR(2)

Natural resources
availability

  • 2nd largest non-conventional gas field and 4th largest non-conventional oil field in the world(3)
  • 705,000 km2 of high-potential mining zones with over 340 projects in their initial stage (4)
  • 8th largest country in the world, with 53% of arable land (5)
  • Main global exporter of soy, corn, lemon, lithium, among others (6)
  • 6th producer of beef and 5th global exporter with presence in the most demanding international markets, such as the European Union, the United states, China and Israel (6)

High-quality human capita

  • 1st in Latin America regarding command of the English language (7)
  • 110,000 university undergraduates in STEM courses a year (8)

Dynamic industrial complexes
and fast-growing sector

  • Steel pipes, agricultural machinery, hospital equipment and the automotive industry are some of the main Argentine exports (2)
  • Biotechnology and knowledge-based services are the fastest-growing sectors (2)

Sources:

  1. World Bank, 2019
  2. Argentine National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), 2020
  3. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), updated by September 2015
  4. Argentine Secretariat of Mining, 2020
  5. World Bank, 2016
  6. COMTRADE
  7. Education First. English Proficiency Index 2019
  8. Argentine National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), Statistical Appendix of Argentine Universities 2017

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