Argentina is an important part of Latin America’s economic engine. The three most significant sectors of its economy are the service sector, real estate, and trade. Buenos Aires, the capital, is Argentina’s economic center. The city is home to the majority of the country’s population, as well as to the headquarters of most industrial and financial companies.
Argentina’s high profile, and the specific political and economic influence of Buenos Aires with respect to Argentina’s foreign trade, mean that to export from the US to Argentina is vital for anyone interested in the country’s $140 billion in foreign trade, which includes imports/exports.
The integration of Argentina into Mercosur and its ties with Europe, along with its status as a major US trading partner, provide added incentive to export from the US to Argentina - especially as the EU represents 18 percent of Argentina’s total imports.