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Argentina
Summary statistics
Region South America  
Currency Argentine Peso (ARS)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 2780400  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 40765  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 14.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Buenos Aires (13528)  
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 448165  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 370263  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 183196  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 8.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 9.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 9.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 10994.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 9162.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4736.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 10727.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8911.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 4576.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 22.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 22.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 21.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 4.28 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 3.96 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 3.01 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -6  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 2830  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 5274  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 273 Metropolitan areas.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 249 Metropolitan areas.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 162 Metropolitan areas.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 115  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 7.2 31 urban agglomerations. Age group 10 years and over.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.7 31 urban agglomerations. Age group 10 years and over. Methodology revised. Data are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 11.5 31 urban agglomerations. Age group 10 years and over.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 23.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 31 urban agglomerations. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 23.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 31 urban agglomerations. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.5 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 10 years and over. 28 urban agglomerations. Second semester.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 1.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 31 urban agglomerations. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 1.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 31 urban agglomerations. Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 1.1 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Age group 10 years and over. 28 urban agglomerations. Second semester.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 47.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 47.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 48.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 74.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 74.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 5705  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 5325  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 3823  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 81878 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 86293  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 159.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 157.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 81.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 47.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 40.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 17.7  
Exports (million US$) 2011 83950.2  
Imports (million US$) 2011 73936.5  
Balance (million US$) 2011 10013.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Brazil (20.7), China (7.4), Chile (5.8)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Brazil (29.5), China (14.3), United States (10.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -1.2  
Urban population (%) 2012 92.7  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 24.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 17.0/12.9  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 95.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 79.9/72.4  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.2  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 65.3 2001.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 1449.3/3.6  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 4578  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 6.0  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 105.1/100.7  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 59.5  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 1.0/5.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 37.4  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 219  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 11.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 174575/4.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1774.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1215  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 13.5/22.5  
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