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Fact Sheet

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Argentina

Official Title:
Argentine Republic


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Argentina
Year Exports Imports
2010 $283,911,952 $1,555,466,710
2011 $495,296,016 $2,358,758,165
2012 $297,964,655 $2,220,411,407
2013 $291,852,158 $1,841,484,483
2014 $244,034,468 $1,949,151,544
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Argentina
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,295,694 $32,160,690
02 Veg. Prod. $3,979,847 $73,361,291
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $27,026 $2,800,849
04 Food Prod. $2,942,753 $159,034,193
05 Mineral Prod. $3,610,220 $24,941,486
06 Chemical Prod. $56,584,803 $37,660,386
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,566,475 $4,315,280
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $32,525 $3,190,824
09 Wood Prod. $170,012 $19,201,756
10 Paper Prod. $3,673,824 $293,887
11 Textiles Prod. $1,985,200 $1,087,209
12 Dress Access. $153,881 $5,734
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,105,495 $569,101
14 Precious Metals/stones $5,630 $1,514,479,286
15 Base Metal Prod. $12,444,328 $59,375,499
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $117,296,377 $13,820,009
17 Vehicles and Equip. $5,837,346 $2,054,999
18 Specialized Inst. $17,781,543 $575,301
19 Arms & Ammunition $172,023 $23,879
20 Misc. Articles $517,304 $118,058
21 Antiques $21,775 $76,517

Capital: Buenos Aires
Population (million): 41.961
Total Area: 2,766,880km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.33 Peso (ARS)(3rd quarter 2014)
National Holiday: May 25 - May Revolution; July 9 - Ind. Day
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Constitutional Democracy; Presidential System. Legislative Branch: Bicameral National Congress consists of the Senate (72 members, elected by direct vote for 6-year terms) and Chamber of Deputies (257 members, elected by direct vote for 4-year terms). Judicial branch: the Supreme Court is currently composed by 7 judges appointed by the president with approval by the Senate. Administrative divisions: 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city (Buenos Aires, federal capital city).

Head of State:
President Cristina Elisabet FERNÁNDEZ de Kirchner

Head of Government:
President Cristina Elisabet FERNÁNDEZ de Kirchner

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs & Worship: Héctor Marcos TIMERMAN
Economy and Public Finance: Axel KICILLOF
Chief of Cabinet: Aníbal FERNÁNDEZ

Main Political Parties:
Number of seats in the Senate [72] / Chamber [257]:Frente para la Victoria 32/119; Government allies from other parties: 6/11; Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) 11/36; PRO 3/18; Frente Renovador: 0/18; Frente Amplio Progresista 4/15; Others: 16/40

Elections:
Next presidential and legislative: October 2015.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Argentina Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 596.59 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 14217.97 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.47 2.53
Inflation: (%) 0 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 7.25 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $244,034,468
Canadian imports from country: $1,949,151,544
FDI in Canada: $16 million
CDI in Argentina: $3453 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Norma NASCIMBENE de Dumont

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Robert FRY


August 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16