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Population below poverty line: 36% (1998 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices): -2% (1999 est.)
Labor force: 15 million (1999)

Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture NA%,
industry NA%,
services NA%

Unemployment rate: 20% (December 2001)

Budget:
revenues: $44 billion
expenditures: $48 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA billion (2000 est.)

Industries:
food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel

Industrial production growth rate: -7% (1999 est.)

Electricity - production: 75.237 billion kWh (1998)

Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 42.71%
hydro: 47.55%
nuclear: 9.47%
other: 0.27% (1998)

Electricity - consumption:
75.57 billion kWh (1998)

Electricity - exports:
250 million kWh (1998)

Electricity - imports:
5.85 billion kWh (1998)

Agriculture - products:
sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat;

livestock Exports: $23 billion (f.o.b., 1999 est.)
Exports - commodities: edible oils, fuels and energy, cereals, feed,

motor vehicles Exports - partners: Brazil 24%, EU 21%, US 11% (1999 est.)

Imports: $25 billion (c.i.f., 1999 est.)
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal manufactures, plastics
Imports - partners: EU 28%, US 22%, Brazil 21% (1999 est.)

Debt - external:
$149 billion (1999 est.)
Economic aid - recipient: $2.833 billion (1995)

Currency: 1 peso = 100 centavos


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