Top Argentina Imports 2015
In 2015, Argentina bought US$59.8 billion worth of imported products down by 19.6% since 2011 and down by 8.5% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Argentine Imports Brazil

Brazil's exports to Argentina amounted to
$13 billion or 21.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $706 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $582.8 million
  5. Iron and steel: $574.1 million
  6. Paper: $435.9 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $432.6 million
  8. Rubber: $383.9 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $246.2 million
10. Organic chemicals: $239.6 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from China

China's exports to Argentina amounted to
$11.7 billion or 19.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $855.9 million
  4. Railway, tram equipment: $545.4 million
  5. Vehicles: $532.3 million
  6. Plastics: $314.6 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $300.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $279.5 million
  9. Toys, games: $235.8 million
10. Other chemical goods: $162.9 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from the US

America's exports to Argentina amounted to
$7.7 billion or 12.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  2. Oil: $1.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $581.4 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $562.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $527.6 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $498.1 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $493.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $421.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $420.7 million
10. Vehicles: $163.7 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Argentina amounted to
$3.1 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $905.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $436.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $308.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $219.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $192.2 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $184.8 million
  7. Plastics: $139.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $124.3 million
  9. Iron and steel: $94.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $67.5 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.8 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $666 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $210.2 million
  3. Machinery: $204.6 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $113.2 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $107.2 million
  6. Plastics: $71 million
  7. Fertilizers: $68.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $45.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $45.7 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $41.4 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Bolivia

Bolivia's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.5 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $1.4 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $42.6 million
  3. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $11.3 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $6.7 million
  5. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $6.3 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $1.6 million
  7. Wood: $1.5 million
  8. Raw hides excluding furskins: $1.4 million
  9. Machinery: $1.2 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $1 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from France

France's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.5 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $215.8 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $193.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $185.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $145.1 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $123.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $121.3 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $73.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $63.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $55.6 million
10. Plastics: $35.4 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.4 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $537.9 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $140.9 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $138.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $74.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $64 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $50.3 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $50.3 million
  8. Plastics: $38.8 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $22.2 million
10. Paper: $18.7 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.2 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $454.9 million
  2. Vehicles: $219.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $123.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $104.8 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $77.2 million
  6. Plastics: $41.3 million
  7. Base metal tools, cutlery: $37.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $33.9 million
  9. Rubber: $33.4 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $26.8 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.1 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $390.9 million
  2. Machinery: $161.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $119.1 million
  4. Plastics: $101.7 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $76.8 million
  6. Iron and steel: $40.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $23.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $22.4 million
  9. Rubber: $19.2 million
10. Manmade filaments: $14.2 millio
Top Argentine Imports from Trini/Tobago

Trinidad/Tobago's exports to Argentina amounted to
$967.4 million or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $938.3 million
  2. Iron and steel: $28.9 million
  3. Machinery: $83,000
  4. Iron or steel products: $81,000
  5. Organic chemicals: $44,000
  6. Beverages: $41,000
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $2,000
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.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis