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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
2009 $174,225,490 $700,604,552
2010 $283,911,952 $1,555,466,710
2011 $495,296,016 $2,358,758,165
2012 $299,827,768 $2,220,408,979
2013 $291,976,913 $1,841,487,330
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Argentina
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,916,330 $30,873,051
02 Veg. Prod. $4,565,723 $65,875,551
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $290,889 $4,286,597
04 Food Prod. $3,140,505 $154,361,780
05 Mineral Prod. $2,109,531 $61,650,943
06 Chemical Prod. $45,748,427 $49,297,050
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,991,232 $2,875,460
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $83,354 $3,720,742
09 Wood Prod. $91,347 $21,189,240
10 Paper Prod. $2,997,790 $370,033
11 Textiles Prod. $1,386,862 $905,927
12 Dress Access. $193,308 $11,526
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $648,739 $1,024,065
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $1,376,799,924
15 Base Metal Prod. $12,129,469 $40,370,928
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $169,370,026 $25,151,929
17 Vehicles and Equip. $13,235,963 $1,431,839
18 Specialized Inst. $17,836,734 $965,074
19 Arms & Ammunition $63,452 $
20 Misc. Articles $468,655 $173,777
21 Antiques $152,918 $149,674

Capital: Buenos Aires
Population (million): 41.492
Total Area: 2,766,880km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.6 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: Jorge Milton CAPITANICH

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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Argentina Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 628.54 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 15148.62 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.94 2.02
Inflation: (%) 10.62 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.08 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $291,976,913
Canadian imports from country: $1,841,487,330
FDI in Canada: $29 million
CDI in Argentina: $3401 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Norma NASCIMBENE de Dumont

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Gwyneth A. KUTZ


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16