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Market information

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Buenos Aires, a strategic spot

Buenos Aires

Argentina offers a range of great possibilities and is a direct bridge to the MERCOSUR, a market with more than 250 million consumers.

Buenos Aires is home to national and international companies and one of the main investment centers in the region. In recent years it has become one of the most attractive markets for business due to competitive costs, qualified and creative human capital, and modern communications infrastructure.

It is currently considered a leading city in the events and conventions sector, annually receiving more than 2 million business tourists from all over the world.

Argentine food market

For decades, Argentina has been synonym of tradition and quality in the food industry.

Its natural conditions give the country a prominent place when it comes to the production of raw materials, while its entrepreneurial and innovative human capital allows to meet high standards in quality and performance. Argentine-manufactured food is consumed in five continents with an excellent reputation.

Currently, the global demand for food has become more exacting, requiring distinction, differentiation and specificity. This is an opportunity for the country; the goal is to make it the "World’s Supermarket".

Food & beverages is the industry that generates the most added value, and is positioned as one of the foremost industrial sectors. Also, it is key in terms of job creation and exports.

Key figures

Cured Meats and Salted Products Industry
The sector is composed of 526 factories, 95% of them being SMEs

29,500 metric tons (t) of beef exported to the EU and United Kingdom
Commercial cycle 2022/2023

Food and Beverage Sector
(September 2022)

  • 14,500 companies
  • 375,000 direct jobs
  • 1.5 million indirect jobs
  • Contributes 28% of the manufacturing industry's value added
  • Accounts for 40% of the country's exports

Source: Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries – CAICHA (Argentine Chamber of Cured Meats and Related Industries) – COPAL

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