Top Argentina Imports 2016
In 2016, Argentina bought US$55.6 billion worth of imported products down by -18.2% since 2012 and down by -7% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Argentine Imports Brazil

Brazil's exports to Argentina amounted to
$13.6 billion or 24.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $621.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $504.1 million
  5. Paper: $402.3 million
  6. Rubber: $397.7 million
  7. Iron and steel: $389.5 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $300 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $298.9 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $218.4 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from China

China's exports to Argentina amounted to
$10.5 billion or 18.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $776.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $485.2 million
  5. Railway, tram equipment: $364.8 million
  6. Plastics: $284.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $279.7 million
  8. Toys, games: $257.7 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $200.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $199.4 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from the US

America's exports to Argentina amounted to
$7 billion or 12.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $667.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $664.2 million
  5. Plastics: $477.3 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $432.3 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $400.2 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $373.5 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $361.6 million
10. Vehicles: $248.8 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Argentina amounted to
$3.1 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $902 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $461.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $437.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $241.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $169.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $134 million
  7. Plastics: $119.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $100.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $57.8 million
10. Paper: $47.2 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.8 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $680.7 million
  2. Machinery: $286.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $219.9 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $133.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $66.8 million
  6. Base metal tools, cutlery: $51.2 million
  7. Plastics: $46.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $33.5 million
  9. Fertilizers: $30.3 million
10. Iron and steel: $30.2 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from France

France's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.4 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $275.3 million
  2. Machinery: $212.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $190.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $164.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $141.1 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $70 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $61.2 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $60 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $48.8 million
10. Plastics: $33.8 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.4 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $652.8 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $139.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $109.9 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $57.5 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $53.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $53.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $45.7 million
  8. Plastics: $42.1 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $25.8 million
10. Paper: $21.1 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Argentina amounted to
$1.1 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $458.1 million
  2. Vehicles: $240.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $158.9 million
  4. Rubber: $48.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $38.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $29.3 million
  7. Plastics: $29.2 million
  8. Meat, seafood preparations: $28 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $24.8 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $23.7 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Argentina amounted to
$953.4 million or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $299 million
  2. Vehicles: $203.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $117.4 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $87.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $71.1 million
  6. Plastics: $37.2 million
  7. Rubber: $25.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $22.4 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $18.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $18 million
Top 10 Argentine Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Argentina amounted to
$921 million or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $141.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $110.4 million
  3. Plastics: $60.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $56.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $51.3 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $50.2 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $32.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $31.1 million
  9. Iron and steel: $25.5 million
10. Iron or steel products: $25.5 million
Top Argentine Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Argentina amounted to
$885.6 million or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $316.7 million
  2. Vehicles: $171 million
  3. Machinery: $96.6 million
  4. Plastics: $65.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $47.4 million
  6. Copper: $37.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $24.9 million
  8. Rubber: $18.5 million
  9. Iron and steel: $14.1 million
10. Iron or steel products: $12.4 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