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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 $2,358,743,431
2012 $299,827,769 $2,220,417,897
2013 $283,364,205 $1,851,339,798
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Argentina
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,916,330 $30,873,051
02 Veg. Prod. $4,597,394 $65,889,442
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $290,889 $4,284,919
04 Food Prod. $3,140,505 $154,362,173
05 Mineral Prod. $2,203,817 $61,650,791
06 Chemical Prod. $33,827,391 $49,485,100
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,033,293 $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. $1,386,850 $905,927
12 Dress Access. $193,308 $11,526
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $646,511 $1,024,065
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $1,386,493,588
15 Base Metal Prod. $12,258,125 $40,330,081
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $172,043,476 $25,151,102
17 Vehicles and Equip. $13,166,162 $1,431,813
18 Specialized Inst. $18,016,100 $965,074
19 Arms & Ammunition $294,331 $
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$ = 5.29 Peso (ARS)(2013)
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 (President Fernandez de Kirchner’s alliance - mainly from the Justicialist Party [Peronist]) 32/116, Government allies from other parties: 6/17, Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) 17/38, Dissident Peronists (non-allies of the Frente para la Victoria) 9/27, Frente Amplio Progresista 4/22, PRO (Centre-Right) 0/11, Coalición Cívica (ARI) 2/6, Movimiento Proyecto Sur (Centre-Left) 0/3, Others 2/17.

Elections:
Next presidential and congressional elections in October, 2015.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Argentina Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 502.57 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 12112.53 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.25 2.01
Inflation: (%) 10.62 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.09 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $283,364,205
Canadian imports from country: $1,851,339,798
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Argentina: $4553 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Designate Norma NASCIMBENE de Dumont

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Gwyneth A. KUTZ


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16