Argentina: a strategic destination for productive investment. Undersecretariat for Investment Development and Trade Promotion Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship 2013. Why invest in Argentina?. Why invest in Argentina?. Sustainable economic growth Attractive business profitability
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Undersecretariat for Investment Development and Trade Promotion
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Argentina boasts the highest economic growth in the region
Average growth rate of GDP
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship (MREC) based on IMF
Sustainable economic growthA dynamic economic model based on social inclusion
Argentina ranks as a very high human development country (UNDP)
GDP per capita (PPP)
In thousands of currentinternational US$ (2012)
Source: MREC based on IMF
Argentina offers high profitability for FDI
FDI profits (as a percentage of assets)
Source: MREC based on Argentina’s National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC)
Attractive business profitabilityProductive investment delivering high returns
Profitability as a percentage of assets
Argentina offers profitable opportunities in a wide range of sectors
Source: MREC based on Argentina’s Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP)
Argentina registers sustained growth in the face of the global crisis
Annual average variation of GDP
Source: MREC based on IMF
Public debt as a % of GDP and variation in percentage points (2007-2012)
Argentina is pursuing its debt reduction goal despite the global crisis
Source: MREC based on IMF
Argentina is part of a dynamic region strengthening its ties
Intra-MERCOSUR exports and MERCOSUR exports to the world - 2002=100 index - In millions of US$ - Annual average growth rate 2002-2012
Source: MREC based on the Center for International Economy (CEI), INDEC and IMF
Full MERCOSUR member, together with Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela:
Preferential access (0% tariff) to a regional market of 279 million inhabitants and aggregate GDP of US$ 3.6 trillion.
Great industrial complementarity and opportunities to deepen productive specialization.
Member of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations); ALADI (Latin American Integration Association); and ECLAC (Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean).
Regional leader in the defense of the democratic institutions in Latin America
Open and welcoming immigration policies in place with other countries in the region.
(under ratification process)
Active presence in several international organizations, including the World Trade Organization, G77+China, United Nations, UNCTAD, ECLAC and FAO, among others.
Global economic insertion and expanding South-South cooperation ties.
Strengthening of the bilateral relations with the BRICS as well as other developing countries.
Highly dynamic exports, with values tripling over the past eight years.
Diversified export basket with shipments to more than 150 destinations.
Trade growth with the rest of the world (2003-2012) of 14.6% per year.
One of the countries with the least restrictive FDI legislation in the world: 11th worldwide, 2nd in G-20 and 2nd in Latin America (OECD).
Open multicultural society without ethnic or religious conflicts.
Argentina expands its exports in all economic sectors
Exports by major items
In millions of US$ (2002-2012)
Source: MREC based on CEI
Diversified productive matrix with investment opportunities in every sector.
Great technological development in the agrifood value chain, including innovation in seeding, direct sowing, precision agriculture, agricultural machinery production, silo bag storage and vaccine development for animal health, among others.
Leading country in the international food market, with exports exceeding US$ 25 billion (2012).
One of the world’s main exporters of oils, cereals, meat, fruit, honey and wine.
High sanitation and environmental standards that meet the most demanding requirements from global food and beverage consumers.
Industrial structure with a strong tradition in countless diverse productive sectors: agroindustry, textiles, footwear and handbags, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, capital goods, durable consumer goods, automotive and auto parts.
Argentina has a diversified economic structure
Gross added value per sector
Average growth rate per year (2003- 2012)
*Including: Financial intermediation; Public Administration and Defense; Teaching, health and social work; Other community. Social, personal and domestic services.
Source: MREC based on INDEC
Abundant and diverse natural resourcesRich resources available for sustainable development
Exports – Main products (2010)
Source: MREC based on FAO
Skilled and highly creative workforceArgentine talent
Argentina bets on education
Public spending on education to GDP - in %
EAP’s average number of years of education in urban areas (2011)
Argentina’s workers have the highest education level in the region
Source: MREC based on ECLAC
Argentina invests in R&D
Investment in science, technology and R&D activities
2003-2010 (% of GDP)
Investment in Sc & Tech
Investment in R&D
Source: MREC based on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Investment rates at constant prices
Linked series: total, public and private investment (% of GDP)
Argentina increases its productive capacity
Source: MREC based on the Ministry of Economy (MECON)
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