Argentina

In-depth country-focused analysis on Argentina's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Argentina's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Argentina, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Argentina's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Argentina before your competitors.

Argentina Country Risk

Argentina Industry Coverage (22)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: With an election on the horizon and a deteriorating economic environment , the Argentine grain sector will continued play centre stage over the medium term. With foreign reserves...

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Autos

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Vehicle sales in Argentina increased 0.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in December, to 88,967 units. Over the full year, sales increased 16.1% y-o-y, to 963,917 units. The market registered sharp increases...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We believe Argentina has very strong potential for growth with strong mobile handset demand supporting volume growth while increased availability of devices is pushing up demand for...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: Argentina is facing into a period of political transition. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to hand over to her vice president in October due to ill-health,...

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Food & Drink

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BMI Industry View We have reduced our regional ranking for Argentina's food and drink industry from its 2013 rank. We forecast that the high inflation rate seen through 2012 and 2013 will continue...

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Freight Transport

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BMI maintains its cautious outlook for the Argentine freight transport sector. The country enjoys a good commodities mix, but it continues to struggle with external headwinds as well as internal...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The Argentine economic environment casts a shadow over the IT market, with the depreciation of the peso and import restrictions affecting PC sales in recent years . Both imported and...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We have upwardly revised our forecast for Argentina's construction industry this quarter in light of recent official data. Having experienced strong growth in Q313, we now estimate low...

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Insurance

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BMI View: At first glance, the newsflow from Argentina's insurance sector through 2013 looks good. However, the reality is more nuanced. The Superentendencia de Seguros de la Nación (SSN,...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Argentine medical device market ranks fifth in Latin America . Espicom forecas ts a high 2013-2018 CAGR of 10.9 % in U S dollar terms, fuelled by increasing health...

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Mining

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BMI View: Argentina's mining sector continues to hold potential for development in the Americas region. Large natural resources and minimal historical mining presence suggest that major...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : While our oil and gas production forecasts are still fundamentally cautious given Argentina's poor business environment, we are turning modestly more optimistic toward the country's...

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Petrochemicals

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The Argentine petrochemicals industry will struggle to compete against imports from Brazil and the US as competitiveness declines amid feedstock shortages. While the situation could turn around if...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Argentina's pharmaceutical industry has been relatively competitive in the Latin America region due to skilled professionals, low-cost operations and export-oriented policies....

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Power

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BMI View: Political and macroeconomic factors cast a shadow over the short-term development of Argentina's electricity sector. Protectionist policies have long defined the market, and while a...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Declining construction growth and macroeconomic headwinds, combined with questionable economic measures put in place by the Argentina government, are having a detrimental effect on the...

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Renewables

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BMI View: This quarter we have upwardly revised our solar capacity and generation forecasts for Argentina, on account of the recent positive developments within the industry which are likely to...

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Retail

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BMI View: Argentina's retail market will experience intermediate growth over BMI's forecast period to 2018, but is not overly attractive to potential investors, due to high inflation (currently...

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Shipping

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BMI maintains its cautiously optimistic view on the Argentine port sector. The country enjoys a good commodities mix, but it continues to struggle with external headwinds, as well as internal...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : Argentina's telecoms market continues to offer potential although the threats from increasing government intervention offer considerable downside to the long-term picture. Nevertheless...

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Water

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BMI View: The water sector in Argentina is characterised by the incoherent involvement of several national and regional ministries, underinvestment, underdevelopment and an outdated water...

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