Top Argentina Imports 2018
In 2018, Argentina bought US$65.4 billion worth of imported products up by 0.3% since 2014 but down by -2.2% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Argentine Imports Brazil

Brazil's exports to Argentina amounted to
$13.5 billion or 20.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $655.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $634.3 million
  5. Ores, slag, ash: $600.8 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $597.1 million
  7. Paper: $428.2 million
  8. Rubber: $404.9 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $298.5 million
10. Oil seed: $261.3 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from China

China's exports to Argentina amounted to
$11 billion or 16.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $922.1 million
  4. Vehicles: $682.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $322.9 million
  6. Plastics: $312.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $308.3 million
  8. Toys, games: $290.5 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $225 million
10. Fertilizers: $215.6 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from the US

America's exports to Argentina amounted to
$5.6 billion or 8.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Oil seed: $577.3 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $485 million
  5. Plastics: $470.7 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $410.5 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $398 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $338.5 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $332 million
10. Vehicles: $262.4 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Argentina amounted to
$2.4 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $915.9 million
  2. Vehicles: $519.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $486.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $341.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $182.7 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $129.3 million
  7. Plastics: $125.5 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $117.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $70.8 million
10. Paper: $46.6 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Paraguay

Paraguay's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.8 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil seed: $1.7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $66.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $34.4 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $13.4 million
  5. Paper: $11.1 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $9.2 million
  7. Plastics: $6.5 million
  8. Milling products: $4.6 million
  9. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $4 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $3.2 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.2 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $671.4 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $272.1 million
  3. Machinery: $204.5 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $124 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $82.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $75.4 million
  7. Plastics: $59.5 million
  8. Fertilizers: $53 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $46.1 million
10. Iron and steel: $33.9 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $629.1 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $171 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $126 million
  4. Vehicles: $110 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $64.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $60.9 million
  7. Plastics: $47.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $40.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $27.8 million
10. Rubber: $26.9 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Argentina amounted to
$920.8 million or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $270.3 million
  2. Machinery: $188.1 million
  3. Vehicles: $167.8 million
  4. Books, newspapers, pictures: $92.8 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $91.1 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $55.4 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $47 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $42.5 million
  9. Plastics: $40 million
10. Iron and steel: $34 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Argentina amounted to
$847.1 million or 1.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $534 million
  2. Vehicles: $321 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $158.8 million
  4. Rubber: $62.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $54.9 million
  6. Plastics: $37.8 million
  7. Meat, seafood preparations: $35.2 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $31.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $25.2 million
10. Other base metal goods: $13.8 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Argentina amounted to
$765.3 million or 1.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $328.9 million
  2. Machinery: $295.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $132.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $96.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $41 million
  6. Plastics: $34.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $29.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $24.9 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $22.9 million
10. Rubber: $17.8 million
Top Argentine Imports from France

France's exports to Argentina amounted to
$698.8 million or 1.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $243.1 million
  2. Vehicles: $159.6 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $145.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $87.6 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $67.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $57.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $51.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $42.7 million
  9. Plastics: $36.8 million
10. Rubber: $22.4 million
Fastest-Growing Argentine Imports 
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis