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Basic Data

Argentina : Basic Data

Official Name:

Argentine Republic (República Argentina)

Political system:

Republican, representative and federal
Capital:

Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Area:
 
3.761.274 km²

Population (2010 Census):

40.117.096

Currency:

Peso
Language:

Spanish

Religion:

Catholics (76,5%), Evangelists (9%), Indifferent (11,3%), Others(3,2%)

Human Development Index (2015):

0,827 (45 in the world)

Life expectancy (2015):

76,5

Unemployment rate  (1st quarter, 2017):

9,2%

Consumer Price Index  (percentage change from May 2016):

24%

GDP (2016, millions of pesos):

704.711

GDP growth  (anual percentage, 2016):

-2,2%

PBI per cápita
(en USD corrientes):
12.449

Trade balance (2016, thousands of current USD):

2.123.832

 Exports (2016, thousands of current USD):

57.733.362

  Main destinations (2016):

Brazil, EU, China, USA

  Main products (2016):

Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal feed, cereals, motor vehicles and auto parts

 Imports(2016, thousands of current USD):

55.609.530

  Main origins (2016):

Brazil, China, EU, USA

  Main products (2016):

Motor vehicles and auto parts, nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and machine parts, mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation

Exchange rate (pesos per unit of USD, July 1, 2017):

16,40

Head of State:

President Mauricio Macri

Head of Government:

President Mauricio Macri

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship:

Jorge Marcelo Faurie

Ambassador of Argentina:

Alan Beraud (accredited on April 21, 2016)

Ambassador of Japan:

Noriteru Fukushima (Accredited on July 1, 2015)

National Day:

May 25th (May Revolution); July 9th (Independence Day)

(Source: World Bank, House of Government, INDEC, UNDP)

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