There is a distinguished bilateral commercial history that the United States and Argentina share, with new opportunities for future trade and investment. The United States is Argentina’s third largest trading partner and is among the “most active” country investors. Argentina is an important export market for the United States, with a population of 40 million people – the second largest economy in South America and the fourth most populous country in Latin America.
U.S. investment makes a large contribution to Argentina’s economy. Over 500 U.S.-based companies currently operate in Argentina, employing over 155,000 Argentines. U.S. investment in Argentina totals over $13 billion and is concentrated in the energy, manufacturing, information technology, and financial sectors. U.S. firms operating in Argentina continue to make a positive impact on the Argentine economy and society.