SWOT

“Strength lies in our differences, not in our similarities”

Stephen Covey

 

Analysis

 For Argentina

Periodically, we update the concepts that form part of this analysis, assimilating them to the country’s macro-economic and political facts and realities.

A quick look help us focus on the most relevant aspects of each of the factors considered under SWOT.

SWOT- Analysis for Argentina 2019/2020

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Important natural resources;
  • Highly productive agriculture;
  • Fairly good transportation routes and systems at a regional level;
  • High education standards at a regional level;
  • European environment compared to other Latin American countries;
  • Diversity of climatic zones, from subtropical to antarctic regions.
  • IMF stand-by.

 

  • Weakness of local capital markets;
  • Limited / poor competitiveness of a large number of industrial companies;
  • Uneven wealth distribution;
  • High proportion of informal economy;
  • Bad positioning on the Corruption Perception Index at international level;
  • The situation has improved increasingly since December 2015.
  • Significant burden due to taxes and contributions.

 

Opportunities

Threats

 

  • Short and medium term investment posibilities in the real estate market;
  • Manufacturing and refining process of food products;
  • Good human resources’ potential;
  • Flexibility of companies/businessmen, shown during several crisis situations;
  • High potential of renewable energy;
  • Cooperative development on research and technology;
  • Favorable conditions for projects under PPP(if financing is available)
  • Recovery in Brazil with new government since January 2019.

 

 

  • Inflation and salaries costs;
    Government interference in the markets, hardly to predict;
  • Strong concentration of exports on just a few agricultural products;
  • Potential energetic crisis;
  • Strong politicization of trade Unions;
  • Significant State shortfall;
  • Governing party without majority in both Congress chambers.

 

Germany Trade & Invest, among others – April 2019