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And now we have the STEEPLE analysis, by adding the
ethical factor to the others

S Social
T Technological
E Economic
E Environmental
P Political
L Legal
E Ethical
Demographic trends, income distribution. Social mobility, lifestyle, attitudes to work
and leisure, levels of education.

Argentina officially the Argentine Republic, is the second largest country in
both South America and the Latin America region.

Argentina ranks third in South America in total population and 33rd globally with the
total population of 42,610,981.

Ethnic groups: White (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, Mestizo (mixed white and
Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%.

The proportion of people under 15 is 25.6%, somewhat below the world average of
28%, and the proportion of people 65 and older is relatively high at 10.8%.

Population growth rate: 0.98%

Argentines are: 92.1% Christian, 3.1% agnostic, 1.9% Muslim, 1.3% Jewish, 0.9%
atheists, and 0.9% Buddhist and others.

Argentina is highly urbanized. ten largest metropolitan areas account for half of the
population, and fewer than one in ten live in rural areas.

Research and Development, new inventions or innovations, speed of
technology transfer, Energy Consumption

The country has three Nobel prizes in science and two of peace.

The most important aspects of science and technology in Argentina are concerned
with medicine, nuclear.

Physics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, space and rocket technology and several
fields related to the country's Main Economic Activities.

Argentine research has led to the treatment of heart diseases and several forms of

Argentina developed its nuclear program without being overly dependent on
foreign technology.

Nuclear facilities with Argentine technology have been built in Peru, Algeria,
Australia and Egypt.

Business cycles, economic growth, interest rates, supply and demand factors, competition
factors, public spending, money supply, inflation, unemployment, disposable income,
business cycles

The economy of Argentina is Latin America's third-largest, with a very High Human
Development Index and a relatively high GDP per capita.
GDP - real growth rate: 2.6%
GDP - composition by sector: Agriculture: .3%,Industry: 30.6%,Services: 59.1%
Unemployment rate: 7.2%
Industrial production growth rate: 6.5%
Inflation rate : 25%
Exports:- $191 billion
Major Exports:- machinery and transport equipment 37.8%, intermediate
manufactured goods 23.7%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 17.1%, food and live
animals 7.6%
Export Partners:- Germany 26%, UK 7%, Czech Republic 6.5%, France 6%, Russia 5.2%,
Italy 5%, Netherlands 4.6%
Imports:- $197.7 billion
Major Imports:- machinery and transport equipment 38%, intermediate
manufactured goods 21%, chemicals 15%, minerals, fuels, lubricants, and related
materials 9%
Import Partners:- Germany 27.3%, Russia 12.2%, Netherlands 5.9%, China 5.4%, Italy
5.2%, Czech Republic 4.3%, France 4.2%

Determinants of long term health of our planet and society, re-cycling, energy
saving, energy conservation, energy efficiency, RoHS, Elimination of hard metals etc,
comfort and ease of manufacturing processes.

Climate:- Temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with
frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and
Terrain: Mostly flat plain; mountains along southern border
Elevation extremes: Lowest point: near Raczki Elblaskie -2 m,
Highest point: Rysy 2,499 m
Natural resources: Coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt,
amber,arable land.
Environmental Sustainability issues concerning Argentina are typical of
those of most developing nations: poor water and air quality,
deforestation, and soil degradation.
With increased industrial activity and a growing population, many areas
of Argentina face a total lack of safe drinking water.

European Union directives, trade regulations, Geopolitical factors like the war on terror,
Government stability, Acceptance of free trade etc.

Argentina is a constitutional republic and representative democracy.
The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances defined
by the Constitution of Argentina, which serves as the country's supreme
legal document.
Argentina is a founding member of the United Nations, Mercosur, the Union
of South American Nations, the Organization of Ibero-American States,
the World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization, and is one of
the G-15 and G-20 major economies.
Argentina and Brazil remain major trading partners in the South American
The bilateral relationship between the United States and Argentina is based
on shared interests including regional peace and stability, non-proliferation,
human rights, education, cultural exchanges, and commercial ties.

Tax law, Employment law, contract law, competition, law, Tariff and Non-Tariff Trade
Barriers, Trading Blocks, Free Trade Agreements etc

The Legal system of Argentina is a Civil law legal system.

The Harmonized Schedule (HS) is used to specify tariff classifications in

The basic legislation affecting import and export transactions is contained in
the Customs Code (Law 22,415).

As a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Argentina signed the
Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), affirming its obligations
relative to technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures.

Ethics of business, Compatibility of values between you and your target customers,
Ethics of business and commercial transactions, child labor, women empowerment

Argentina ranks 100th out of 178 countries in the Transparency
International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2011.

Reported problems include government corruption, lack of judicial
independence, huge taxes and tariffs, and regulatory interference that
undermines efficiency and productivity growth.

Increasing domestic consumption of drugs in urban centers, especially
cocaine base and synthetic drugs.