Overview of best prospect sectors, major infrastructure projects, significant government procurements and business opportunities.
Agricultural Technology and Machinery: High international commodity prices, government plans to boost exports, and strong international demand point to an increase in production, exports, and investment in the sector.
Construction: Current high country risk and limited access to financing have put some projects on hold, but the government has plans to invest in urgently needed infrastructure. The Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank have committed funding for new roads, rail, ports, and utilities.
Energy and Minerals: Long-term prospects for Argentina’s shale gas and oil development will continue to drive investment in the Vaca Muerta basin. There are also offshore exploration investment opportunities. Argentina’s 2020 national mining plan seeks to increase mining exports, particularily in copper, lithium, gold, and silver over the next decade. The mining sector has a reliable legal and tax framework.
Healthcare Technology: The Government of Argentina’s health agenda is focused on cost containment, accessibility, and modernization, including e-health. This year, in response to COVID-19, the Argentine government has been building modular hospitals, upgrading equipment, acquiring ventilators, diagnostic tests, and personal protective equipment.
ICT and Cybersecurity: The Government of Argentina’s digital agenda for 2020-2023 is laid out in the ConectAR plan. The approximately US$475 million plan is focused on four areas: expanding fiber optic networks, developing a national data center, improving the satellite system, and enhancing digital television service.