Argentina: A Strategic Investment Destination to Meet the Demand of Global Markets Undersecretariat of Investment Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship Rome, Italy June 2011
Annual GDP growth of 7.4% over the seven year period of 2002-2009
2010 GDP growth 9.2%
Twin fiscal and current account surpluses (1.7% and 1.0% of GDP, respectively in 2010) provide strong foundations for continued economic growth
Unprecedented accumulation of international reserves (US$ 52 billion in May 2011)
Significant public debt reductions
Earnings as a percent of FDI stock averaged 10.0% in 2006-2010
Sound fundamentals for sustainable growth The Argentine economy has grown steadily since 2003. Argentina is among the fastest growing economies in the region. GDP 2002-2010 (billion AR$, constant prices) Source: SUINV based on World Bank, BCRA and INDEC + 7.4%: + 9.2%:
Diversified economy to meet global market needs Argentina presents profitable investment opportunities in a variety of strategic sectors for the world economy Agro Industry Value added and design manufactures Renewable Energies IT and Software Creative Industries Professional Services Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology Tourism Automotive and Auto parts
Creative industries in Argentina A key and fast growing sector
Creative industries have been growing rapidly since 2004, accounting for the 3.5% of Argentine GDP in 2009.
TV - IMPRESSIVE FORMATS
4 th largest world exporter of original TV formats and leading exporter in Latin America (Format Recognition and Protection Association)
ADVERTISING - BRILLIANT IDEAS
Among the six best places in the world to develop and produce ideas (GUNN Report 2010)
FILM - CREATIVE BOUNTY
Two Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film: “El secreto de sus ojos” (2010) and “La Historia Oficial” (1986) and four nominations for the award.
2 nd leading country in the region in terms of premiers of local films.
On the basis of its highly-skilled human resources , the Argentine visual industries are gaining a strong reputation worldwide.
Argentina has a wide range of striking scenes , including natural stages, historical sites and eye-catching cities
The audiovisual industry’s extensive experience and world-class technological infrastructure have supported the investment decision made by leading companies to select Argentina for production, post production and other services
Source: National Institut for Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Cinema: Argentine Releases 2004-2009
Audiovisual production Cooperation between Argentina and Italy
Argentina and Italy have signed a Cinematographic Co-production Agreement
Since 2000, Argentine filmmakers have shot 24 films with Italian producers , “El abrazo partido”, “El arca”, “El niño pez”, “Esperando al Mesías”, “La niña santa”, “Las manos”, “Nella Pancia del piróscafo”, among others
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