Export to South America
Export to Argentina
8th largest country in the world and 2nd in Latin America (3.8 million km2). 9th largest extension of agricultural area in the world with 170 million hectares of arable lands . Argentina has a highly diversified economy with the primary, secondary and tertiary sector representing respectively 14%, 21% and 65% of the economy.
Argentina offers a range of profitable investment opportunities supported by its highly qualified human resources, who are known for their versatility and talent; a primary sector internationally recognized for its abundance of natural resources and high productivity levels; a modern and permanently expanding infrastructure; a solid macroeconomic context ensuring competitive costs; and a public sector actively supporting business.
Argentina, a country with strong ties to Latin America is a full member of the MERCOSUR with preferential access (0% tariff) to a regional market of 275 million people and a combined GDP (PPP) of US$ 3.5 trillion, a member of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR); Latin American Integration Association (ALADI); and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). It is also a member of the G-20 and a founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Argentina is fully committed to developing multilateral investment as demonstrated by its role as an Observer at the Investment Committee of the OECD since 1996. In addition, it is a member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and a member of the World Bank group, whose objective is to mitigate the investment risks and provide advice and information on investment opportunities in emerging economies.
Argentina is one of the fastest-growing economies worldwide, a leader in Latin America for the past decade.
Sustainable macro-economy: sustained external surplus, accumulated international reserves, consolidated fiscal solvency and a substantial reduction in public debt.
High investment rate in the last 30 years (24.5% of GDP in 2011).
Record-high exports of goods and services in 2011, close to US$ 100 billion. The region's highest per capita income in terms of purchasing power (2011).
Dynamic domestic market: 8% annual expansion in consumption in real terms since 2003.
Five million new jobs created since 2002; a decrease in unemployment levels from 21.5% (2002) to 6.9% (2012).
Improved income distribution: the Gini ratio has been consistently dropping in the 2003–2011 period, from 0.53 to 0.43.
Diversified productive matrix with investment opportunities in every sector. Great technological development in the agribusiness value chain, including innovation in seeding, direct sowing, precision agriculture, agricultural machinery production, silo bag storage and vaccine development for animal health, among others.
Leading country in the international food market, with exports exceeding US$ 25 billion in 2011.
One of the world's main exporters of vegetable oils, cereals, meat, fruit, honey and wine, among other products. High sanitation and environmental standards that meet the most demanding requirements from global food and beverage consumers.
Industrial structure with a strong tradition in diverse productive sectors: agro-industry, textiles, footwear and handbags, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, capital goods, durable consumer goods, automotive and auto parts.
Accelerated development of renewable energy, biotechnology, software, creative industries and other frontier sectors.
Highest proportion of FDI projects with high technological intensity in South America (ECLAC).
Ample forest resources: 1.2 million hectares of planted forests (FAO). 4,500 km of mountain ranges with mining resources: gold, copper, lithium, carbon, lead, zinc, tin, silver and potassium.
Vast oil and gas resources with exploration and exploitation opportunities. Ranked 3rd worldwide in shale oil and shale gas reserves. High development potential for hydraulic energy, which accounts for more than one third of the country's total electricity output.
Promising developments in renewable energy (wind, biofuel, solar, geothermal, biomass).
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Export to Brazil
Some of the reasons that make Brazil one of the world´s best investment opportunities include stable economy, clean energetic matrix and a large domestic market. As the world´s sixth largest economy - which is expected to rank 5th in the next decade -, the country also plays a leading role in Latin American economy and politics, standing out with increased attractiveness in the international scene.
While the world´s average economic growth has remained either negative or close to zero since the outbreak of the 2008 financial crisis, Brazil´s GDP reached 7.5% in 2010, the highest score since 1986.
Brazil´s major competitive advantages presently comprise:
Over the past decade, 40 million Brazilians have climbed the social ladder. For the first time in Brazil´s history, more than half of its population has joined the middle class, a phenomenon which adds to the robustness of the domestic market. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the current unemployment rate oscillates around 5%, a record low.
Brazil has been attracting increasing volumes of investment in economic sectors that are crucial to the sustained expansion of the economy, such as transport, energy, sanitation and housing infrastructure. Besides expanding productive capacity, this process stimulates job creation and increases domestic consumption.
A favourable business environment coupled with a positive outlook on the domestic market and the export sector has contributed to increase productive investment.
On the international scene, a report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows Brazil among the five top destinations for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the coming years. In 2011, the net flow of FDI in Brazil reached a record volume of US$ 66.7 billion dollars, an increase of 37.8 percent compared with the previous year and of 157 percent compared with 2009. According to estimates from Brazil’s Central Bank, FDI inflows are expected to reach US$ 50 billion dollars in 2012, demonstrating a continuously high market confidence in the Brazilian economy.
Brazil will also host the next two sporting mega-events – the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games – opening a wide range of services and major infrastructure projects.
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