Argentina’s exports, and especially trade with MECOSUR partners, have been a key factor in driving the economy
Exports are estimated to be $8 billion per month. The main exports are soybean products, cereals, beef, motor vehicles and parts, chemicals and pharmaceuticals with over 60% of exports being agricultural products. Argentine’s largest exports markets are Brazil, European Union, China, United States and Chile.
Worth knowing about Argentina
Where does sourcing work?
Sourcing opportunities can be found in mining, most areas of primary production, agribusiness, communications, transport and the public utilities sectors. Other sectors with promise are environmental management, wine, construction and building materials and high-tech machinery.
What do you have to consider?
To practice effective sourcing in Argentina, one has to know the customs and manners, as this is a prerequisite for building relationships based on mutual trust, as well as for good deals. When sourcing in Argentina, the timeframe is often slightly larger than usual – a fact that must be considered when creating purchasing schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us. Use our contact form or arrange a callback with a consultant.
What kind of products & services do you source?
We can source any product or service from commodity to customised. Check our Category Expertise section to see the range.
What kind of businesses do you work with?
We work with small to multi-national companies that are looking to procure goods and services from emerging markets for export or to support their local operations.
Do you have preferred relationships with suppliers?
We are supplier independent, we never take commissions from suppliers, and we conduct our procurement on an objective and documented basis.
How long does it take to quantify the potential value opportunity?
From initial brief to quantifying the potential value opportunity, takes between a few days for categories we know well to 2 months for new categories.
How long does it take to fully qualify a new supplier?
To qualify a new supplier that has been identified as offering potential value, takes between a few weeks for simple off-the-shelf products to several months for complex custom engineered products.