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Summary statistics
Region 2015 South America  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 2780400  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 43847  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 16.0  
Capital city 2015 Buenos Aires  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 15180 Refers to Gran Buenos Aires.  
Currency 2015 Argentine Peso (ARS)  
UN membership date 2013 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 543490  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 464757  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 222911  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 0.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 9.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 9.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 12645.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 11274.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5694.4  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 8.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 8.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 8.4  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 28.8  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 30.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 34.7  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 63.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 60.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 56.9  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 0.5 Main cities or metropolitan areas.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 3.0 Persons aged 10 years and over. Break in the time series. Excluding the institutional population. Urban areas.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 1.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over. 28 urban agglomerations.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 24.0 Main cities or metropolitan areas.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 24.1 Persons aged 10 years and over. Break in the time series. Excluding the institutional population. Urban areas.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 23.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over. 28 urban agglomerations.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 74.7 Main cities or metropolitan areas.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 72.5 Persons aged 10 years and over. Break in the time series. Excluding the institutional population. Urban areas.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 75.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over. 28 urban agglomerations.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 7.3 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.4 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 10.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 48.3/74.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 47.0/74.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 48.8/76.6 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 332 Buenos Aires. Metropolitan areas. 2013.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 249 Buenos Aires. Metropolitan areas.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 162 Buenos Aires. Metropolitan areas.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 120 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 120 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -5877  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 1360  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 5274  
Exports (million US$) 2015 56752.4  
Imports (million US$) 2015 59786.8  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -3034.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Brazil (17.8), China (9.1), United States (6.0)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Brazil (21.8), China (19.7), United States (12.9)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Urban population (%) 2015 91.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 79.8/72.2  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 57  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 2086.3/4.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 5931  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 4420  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 14  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.8 Data revision.  
Health: Physicians (per 1 000 pop.) 2013 3.9  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.3 2013.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 110.0/111.1 2013.  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 110.3/102.5 2013.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 99.0/61.5 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 7.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 35.8  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 158.7 Estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 64.7 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 12.0  
Threatened species 2015 243  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 10.1 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 189819/4.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 2981  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 79.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 5.4  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 99.0/100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 96.2/98.3  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 <  
Trade Profile
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