Imports in Argentina
Argentina - Imports
January sees fifth consecutive trade surplus
Exports dropped 4.7% in year-on-year terms in January, contrasting Decemebr’s 15.4% jump. January’s decline reflected a sharp fall in exports of manufactured products of industrial origin and of fuels and energy products, which more than offset notable expansions in overseas sales of manufactured products of agricultural origin and of primary products. In terms of export markets, considerable contractions in exports towards Brazil and the U.S. were only partially counterbalanced by a surge in exports towards China.
Imports plummeted 26.5% annually in January, a somewhat softer fall than December’s 27.1% contraction. A plunge in imports of capital and consumption goods, as well of imports of passenger motor vehicles, led January’s contraction.
Meanwhile, the trade balance surplus narrowed from a USD 1.4 billion surplus in December to a USD 0.4 billion surplus in January, the fifth consecutive surplus after 20 months in the red (January 2018: USD 0.9 billion deficit). The 12-month rolling trade deficit came in at USD 2.5 billion (January 2018: USD 9.2 billion shortfall), narrowing from December’s USD 3.8 billion deficit and marking the best result in one-and-a-half years.
Argentina Trade Balance Forecast
Panelists participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect exports to expand 11.7% in 2019 and imports to decrease 6.4%, pushing the trade balance to a USD 7.5 billion surplus. For 2020, the panel expects exports to increase 6.2% and imports to grow 7.7%, with a trade surplus of USD 7.1 billion.
Argentina - Imports Data
|Imports (USD billion)||74.4||65.2||59.8||55.6||66.9|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
|Bond Yield||6.69||0.15 %||Dec 17|
|Exchange Rate||41.26||0.45 %||Mar 11|
|Stock Market||33,791||2.26 %||Mar 11|
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March 14, 2019
According to the National Statistical Institute (INDEC), national consumer prices jumped 3.8% over the previous month in February, coming in above January’s 2.9% month-on-month increase. February’s reading marks the second consecutive month of acceleration in month-on-month price increases.
March 11, 2019
The Argentine peso depreciated in the last few weeks, despite the Central Bank’s tight monetary policy stance.
March 6, 2019
Industrial production plummeted 11.8% over the same month of last year in January, according to data released by the National Statistical Institute (INDEC) on 6 March.
February 28, 2019
The monthly indicator for economic activity (EMAE, Estimador Mensual de Actividad Económica) contracted 7.0% in annual terms in December, a somewhat softer drop than the 7.5% plunge recorded in November.
February 28, 2019
At its latest meeting held on 28 February, the Central Bank of Argentina (Banco Central de la República Argentina, BCRA) announced it would tweak its guidelines to intervene in the exchange rate market in order to intensify its fight against inflation.