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Canada-Argentina fact sheet

Official Title:
Argentine Republic

General Information

Capital: Buenos Aires
Population (million): 45.84
Total Area: 2,766,880km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 38.1 Peso (ARS) (2nd quarter 2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 25 – May Revolution; July 9 – Independence Day
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Federal presidential republic

Type of Government:
President elected for 4-year term. Bicameral National Congress consists of the Senate (72 members, elected by a modified version of first-past-the-post voting for 6-year terms) and Chamber of Deputies (257 members, elected by party-list proportional representation for 4-year terms). The Supreme Court is composed of 5 judges appointed by the president with approval of the Senate.Argentina has 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city (Buenos Aires, federal capital city).

Head of State:
President Alberto Fernández

Head of Government:
President Alberto Fernández

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship: Santiago Cafiero
Economy: Martín Guzmán
Central Bank: Miguel Ángel Pesce
Productive Development: Matías Kulfas

Main Political Parties:
Seats in Senate (72): Frente de Todos 41; Juntos por el Cambio 25; Other 6. Seats in the Chamber of Deputies (257): Frente de Todos 119; Juntos por el Cambio 116; Federal 11; Other 11.

Elections:
Next: November 2021 (legislative).

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Argentina Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 618.70 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 13,496.38 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.2 4.56
Inflation: (%) 48.41 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 9.31 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $354,909,508
Canadian imports from country: $976,598,299
FDI in Canada: $31 million
CDI in the country: $1,220 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Josefina Martínez Gramuglia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Reid Sirrs

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Argentina
Year Exports Imports
2017 $445,729,793 $1,820,758,931
2018 $328,031,367 $1,715,831,101
2019 $285,412,130 $908,498,048
2020 $241,906,681 $695,815,227
2021 $354,909,508 $976,598,299
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Argentina
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,180,061 $27,389,809
02 Veg. Prod. $20,663,936 $72,350,230
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $269,274 $3,039,116
04 Food Prod. $7,133,419 $145,290,615
05 Mineral Prod. $103,669,670 $261,910
06 Chemical Prod. $44,057,249 $20,760,302
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $12,925,705 $15,174,828
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $144,603 $1,694,443
09 Wood Prod. $1,378,883 $25,668,272
10 Paper Prod. $8,479,375 $915,087
11 Textiles Prod. $1,829,411 $207,248
12 Dress Access. $1,676 $66,331
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $884,942 $165,790
14 Precious Metals/stones $49,819 $445,991,260
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,254,888 $196,143,135
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $124,832,623 $18,782,409
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,251,200 $1,021,462
18 Specialized Inst. $11,110,785 $985,216
19 Arms & Ammunition $329,641 $123,103
20 Misc. Articles $440,768 $436,714
21 Antiques $ $3,111


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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