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In Union And Freedom.

 

General


Population: 43,024,374 (2013), 42,610,981 (2012)
Land Area: 2,766,890 sq km
Natural Resources: Fertile plains, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
Capital: Buenos Aires
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (December 10th 2007)
Languages: Spanish, Italian, English, German, French
Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, Other 4%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 97%, Mestizo 3%
Life Expectancy: 77.51 years (2013), 77.32 years (2012)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 484.6 billion (2013), 474.8 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 771 billion (2013), 746.9 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 18,600 (2013), 18,200 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.5% (2013), 2.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.3%, Industry 29.7%, Services 61% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 5%, Industry 23%, Services 72% (2009)
Industries: Food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel
Agriculture Products: Sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobaccos, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.808 (49th)(2014), 0.811 (45th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.99 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.5% (2013)

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Army Size: 71 400 (2004)
Budget: 1.3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Argentina is located in South America, Argentina is bordered by Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile. Argentina has the highest human development index in South America, and the second highest GDP per capita for this region. Argentina is classed as an upper-middle income country by the World Bank.

(2013) It is still too early to tell the impact that government intervention in the economy will have following the nationalization of the oil company YPF and other government measures to control imports.

(2014) Continued government intervention in the economy including allegations of manipulating inflation data continue to affect foreign investment and dim the prospects for Cristina Fernandez's re-election aspirations in 2015.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Argentina
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Argentina
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ARG.html

Updated on: July 19th, 2014