In September, exports dropped 12.4% over the same month last year, which was down from the 5.5% contraction seen in August and marked the fifth contraction in the last six months. In addition, the reading marked the largest drop in exports since October 2009. A month-on-month comparison corroborates the deterioration suggested by the annual figures, as exports fell a seasonally adjusted 7.0%, which was down from the 0.4% decrease recorded in August, and marks the largest monthly contraction since February 2010. Imports, meanwhile, dropped 14.3% annually in September, which was up from August's 17.0% decrease but marked, nonetheless, the eighth consecutive month of contracting imports. The figure reflects the lasting impact of government measures aimed at curbing import growth. Finally, the trade balance recorded a surplus of USD 900 million in September, in line with the surplus seen in the same month last year.
Argentina Trade Balance
Exports contract the most in almost three years
October 23, 2012
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Argentina Economic News
October 4, 2016
At its weekly meeting on 4 October, the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) decided to keep the 35-day Lebac interest rate unchanged at 26.75%, matching the previous week’s decision.
September 30, 2016
In August, industrial production contracted 5.7% over the same month of the previous year, according to the latest data released by the National Statistical Institute (INDEC).
September 28, 2016
In July, the monthly indicator for economic activity (EMAE, Estimador Mensual de Actividad Económica) declined 5.9% year-on-year, which was below the 4.7% fall in June and represented the steepest contraction since July 2009.
September 28, 2016
In August, exports expanded 12.0% over the same month last year, which contrasted the 10.8% decrease seen in July and marked the highest reading since May 2013.
September 26, 2016
In August, consumer prices in the greater Buenos Aires capital area increased 0.2% over the previous month, according to recent data published by the National Statistics Institute (INDEC).