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In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions.
After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. The years 2003-15 saw Peronist rule by Nestor and Cristina FERNANDEZ de KIRCHNER, whose policies isolated Argentina and caused economic stagnation. With the election of Mauricio MACRI in November 2015, Argentina began a period of reform and international reintegration.
Subject descriptor 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Gross domestic product, constant prices -2.513 2.459 -1.761 2.731 2.767 Gross domestic product, current prices 563.614 630.448 541.748 594.975 651.335 Gross domestic product per capita, current prices 13,208.832 14,616.724 12,425.386 13,496.957 14,611.505 Inflation, average consumer prices n/a n/a n/a 23.220 19.020 Volume of imports of goods and services -12.032 3.105 0.694 6.649 7.588 Volume of exports of goods and services -7.788 -1.658 5.791 4.264 4.794 Unemployment rate 7.250 n/a 9.189 8.466 8.331 Current account balance -7.985 -15.941 -12.718 -19.318 -23.386 Current account balance -1.417 -2.529 -2.348 -3.247 -3.590
Source: IMF Statistics
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Existing conventions and agreements
Non double taxation agreement
In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.
Air Services agreement
The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.
You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.
Contact point in Argentina
Economic and Commercial Attaché (AWEX) in charge of Argentina and Paraguay
Mr. Martin CARDOEN
Agregaduria Economica y Comercial de la Région Valona
Edificio Porteno Plaza II
Olga Cossettini 831, Piso n°4
C1107BVA - Ciudad de Buenos-Aires - Argentina
Tel: 54-11-4313-9739 ou 54-11-4315-0672
Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Argentina
Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.
Other useful links
- CIA World factbook on Argentina
- ELAN biz: European and Latin American Business services
- ELAN Network: European and Latin American Technology based Business network
- The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
- L'Argentine sur le site de l'Awex
- Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie franco-argentine
- Cámara de Industria y Comercio Argentino-Alemana
- To check which fairs are being organized in Argentina please consider: www.centrocostasalguero.com oder www.larural.com.ar
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