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Argentina PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

According to GlobalData, in 2021, mining and manufacturing contributed 24% towards GVA, followed by wholesale, retail trade and hotels (20.7%) and financial intermediation with a share of 15.6% towards GVA. The above sectors are forecast to grow by 34.8%, 35.6%, and 33.5%, respectively, in 2022.

The four major cities comprised 38.1% of the country’s population in 2021 and the highest concentration of economic activities are in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

The overall MERV (Argentina Merval Index) index exhibited an increase over last year. As of January 3, 2022, the MERV index stood at 83, 500.1, compared to 51,226.5 on January 3, 2021.


– Argentina envisages attracting $26.5 billion in infrastructure investments in the form of public-private partnerships (PPPs) by 2022.

Reasons to Buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Key Players

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Recovery from COVID-19 crisis

Country Snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Argentina’s performance in terms of its country risk analysis in comparison to Latin America and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad categories and weights behind the index

Exhibit 4: MERV index (January 2020 – January 2022)

Exhibit 5: Key sectors; contribution to the economy (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 6: FDI flows and FDI stock (2016-2020)

Exhibit 7: Cross border mergers and acquisitions (2017-2020) and announced greenfield investments (2017-2020)

Exhibit 8: Key infrastructure indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and household consumption growth rate (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP growth rate comparison (2021e)

Exhibit 11: Export, Imports and trade balance (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 12: Current account balance (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 13: Top three commodity exports, % of total exports, (2016-2020)

Exhibit 14: Cereals, % share of world’s total (2020)

Exhibit 15: Interest rates (January 2018 – January 2022)

Exhibit 16: Exchange rate (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 17: Revenue, expenditure and budget deficit (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 18: Public debt (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 19: Unemployment rate (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 20: Average annual wages (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 21: Labor cost index (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/urban share of total population (2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 23: Age-group share of total population (2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender split (2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 25: Internet users as a % of total population, mobile and broadband penetration rates (2021e)

Exhibit 26: Number of patents granted per million people (2020)

Exhibit 27: High technology exports (% of manufactured exports) (2020)

Exhibit 28: Doing business in Argentina 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption perceptions index (rankings) (2020)

Exhibit 30: Renewable energy, installed capacity (2016-2020)

Exhibit 31: CO2 emissions (2016-2020)


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