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Argentina Merchandise Imports

Argentina Merchandise Imports

Merchandise Imports in Argentina

Merchandise imports were worth USD 81.5 billion in Argentina in 2022 compared to USD 74.4 billion ten years earlier, and averaged USD 62.5 billion over the last decade. For more imports information, visit our dedicated page.

Argentina Merchandise Imports Chart

Note: This chart displays Imports (USD billion) for Argentina from 2014 to 2023.
Source: INDEC Argentina.

Argentina Merchandise Imports Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Merchandise Imports (USD bn) 65.5 49.1 42.4 63.2 81.5
Merchandise Imports (ann. var. %) -2.2 -25.0 -13.8 49.2 29.0

Merchandise exports rebound in January

Merchandise exports climbed 9.6% on an annual basis in January (December: -13.8% year-on-year). January’s outturn marked the best print since November 2022. Meanwhile, merchandise imports slid 14.3% on an annual basis in January (December: -15.2% yoy). As a result, the merchandise trade balance deteriorated from the previous month, recording a USD 0.8 billion surplus in January (December 2020: USD 1.0 billion surplus; January 2023: USD 0.4 billion deficit). Lastly, the trend improved, with the 12-month trailing merchandise trade balance recording a USD 5.7 billion deficit in January, compared to the USD 6.9 billion deficit in December.

Commenting on the outlook, UOB’s Andrés Pérez and Diego Ciongo stated: “For 2024, we expect a trade surplus of USD 20.0 million, led by a recovery in the agriculture sector and weaker imports due to the sharp depreciation of the currency and soft activity.”

Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

How should you choose a forecaster if some are too optimistic while others are too pessimistic? FocusEconomics collects Argentine merchandise imports projections for the next ten years from a panel of 24 analysts at the leading national, regional and global forecast institutions. These projections are then validated by our in-house team of economists and data analysts and averaged to provide one Consensus Forecast you can rely on for each indicator. By averaging all forecasts, upside and downside forecasting errors tend to cancel each other out, leading to the most reliable merchandise imports forecast available for Argentine merchandise imports.

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