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Economic information

This section contains all useful economic information prepared in view of the Belgian Economic Mission to Argentina & Uruguay. Below is an overview of the most important economic indicators. For more detailed information, please consult the studies and notes available in Dutch and French.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS - ARGENTINA

Economic structure (2017 - estimates)
GDP 619.9 billion USD
GDP growth 2.5%
Inflation 26.9%
Exports of goods (FOB) 59.7 billion USD
Imports of goods (FOB) 60.8 billion USD
Trade balance -1.1 billion USD
Unemployment rate 8.1%
Population 44.3 million
Main clients: % of total (2016) Main suppliers: % of total (2016)
Brazil 15.5 Brazil 24.3
United States 7.7 China 18.7
China 7.6 United States 12.5
Vietnam 4.4 Germany 5.5
Main exports
Soybeans and derivatives
Petroleum and gas
Vehicles
Main imports
Machinery
Motor vehicles
Petroleum and natural gas

 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS - URUGUAY

Economic structure (2017 - estimates)
GDP 60.3 billion USD
GDP growth 3.5%
Inflation 6.1%
Exports of goods (FOB) 9.0 billion USD
Imports of goods (FOB) 8.7 billion USD
Trade balance 0.3 billion USD
Unemployment rate 7.3%
Population 3.4 million
Main clients: % of total (2016) Main suppliers: % of total (2016)
Brazil 16.4 China 18.8
China 12.2 Brazil 17.9
United States 6.2 Argentina 13.3
Argentina 5.0 United States 6.9
Main exports
Beef
Soybeans
Cellulose
Main imports
Refined Oil
Crude Oil
Passenger and other transportation vehicles

 

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  • COUNTRY STUDY ARGENTINA NL: This country study highlights the macroeconomic and sectoral situation Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Country-Study-Argentina-NL (pdf - 7.09 MB) Download
  • COUNTRY STUDY ARGENTINA FR: This country study highlights the macroeconomic and sectoral situation Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Country-Study-Argentina-FR (pdf - 7.09 MB) Download
  • COUNTRY STUDY URUGUAY NL: This country study highlights the macroeconomic and sectoral situation Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Country-Study-Uruguay-NL (pdf - 3.16 MB) Download
  • COUNTRY STUDY URUGUAY FR: This country study highlights the macroeconomic and sectoral situation Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Country-Study-Uruguay-FR (pdf - 3.13 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE ARGENTINA ENG: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Argentina-EN (pdf - 3.13 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE ARGENTINA NL: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Argentina-NL (pdf - 3.49 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE ARGENTINA FR: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Argentina-FR (pdf - 3.49 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE ARGENTINA ESP: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Argentina-SP (pdf - 3.47 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE URUGUAY ENG: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Uruguay-EN (pdf - 3.1 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE URUGUAY NL: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Uruguay-NL (pdf - 3.37 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE URUGUAY FR: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Uruguay-FR (pdf - 3.37 MB) Download
  • BILATERAL TRADE URUGUAY ESP: A more concise overview of the economic situation with an analysis of the bilateral trade Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Bilateral-Trade-Uruguay-SP (pdf - 3.33 MB) Download
  • SECTOR STUDY ENG: This sectoral study closely examines Belgian audiovisual technologies Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Sector-study-Belgian-audiovisual-technologies-EN (pdf - 3.64 MB) Download
  • SECTOR STUDY ESP: This sectoral study closely examines Belgian audiovisual technologies Belgian-Economic-Mission-to-Argentina-Uruguay-2018_Sector-study-Belgian-audiovisual-technologies-SP (pdf - 3.49 MB) Download