This means about USD $ 5000 million more than in 2012, according to estimates by CERA. Although the company also warned that imports will increase by about $ s8.000 million and that should be implemented to increase strategic dollar inflows in a context of falling prices
Argentine exports “will grow this year to 85 billion dollars”, exceeding 80 billion exported in 2012, estimated on Wednesday the Chamber of Exporters of Argentina (CERA), in celebration of the Day of the Export to held at the Marriot Plaza Hotel.
In the event, the president of the CERA, Enrique Mantilla, stated his intention to call the authorities and all sectors linked to foreign trade to generate a “national export strategy 2014-2024, used to direct the Argentine efforts in a world where demand has fallen due to the global crisis. ”
However, imports also clarified that this year will rise from 68 billion to 76 billion, according to a report by the entity.
Mantilla told Telam agency that “the world identify a trend change, since before the financial crisis trade grew 2.4% in relation to the global economy, and that number is now down to 1.4% after the crisis. This has to do with the Chinese economy and the European economy, so there is a much more demanding for exports. ”
“In Argentina this year sales rebounded after a decline last year, when 83 billion spent in 2011 to 80 billion in 2012. For this year, the figure rose again and exceeded that of 2011, but the global context is very complicated, “said Mantilla.
Therefore, “we have the dilemma of seeing exports increase more dollars to enter, and we want to rethink a new export strategy 2014-2024 to reorient the Argentine effort and help create jobs, strengthen technological capabilities and bring new currencies” continued.
Mantilla proposed “building between the public and private sector a new set of integrated policies that incorporate all variables including regulatory issues, transport, systemic competitiveness, fiscal issues, export financing.”
“The idea is to find a new balance, and this coincides with the recent report that indicated that ECLAC should be borne in mind that things change in the world, and it is very important to try to produce some structural reforms that encourage improved competitiveness in the economy, “said the head of the CERA.
He added that “the world of high commodity prices is over,” and predicted that “when the interest rate rises in the U.S. the prices will go lower,” so that “we will have fewer dollars with the same effort, so to do intelligent work together. ”
Other topics discussed at the seminar was the situation of Mercosur, which according Mantilla “is going through a metamorphosis”, against which the speakers called for “establishing new consensus based on different interests, including Venezuela and Bolivia “.
Meanwhile, the trade surplus remains from the sale of grain, but experts stressed that grew several sectors, including software.
Source: iProfesional / www.seprin.com