Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2017

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9. Argentina

Argentina, a federal republic in South America, is eighth largest country in the world and second largest in Latin America.

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Argentina has a mainland area of 2,780,400 sqkm. Argentina has the second largest economy in South America, which can be attributed to the rich natural resources, a highly literate population, a diversified industrial base, and an export-oriented agricultural sector.


It is also a member of the G-15 and G-20 major economies. Agriculture is one the primary drivers of Argentina’s economy. It is a world leader in organic farming, a farming method that excludes synthetic fertilizers and pesticides being used in farms. It has 3,061,965 hectares of organic cultivation which second only to Australia.

Citrus fruit, grapes, maize, honey, soybeans, sunflower, wheat are the major farming produces of Argentina and most of these produces contribute to the exports of the country.

The major cereal crops that are grown are wheat, maize, barley, oats and sorghum and oil crops like soybean and sunflower and industrial crops like cotton, cane, flax are produced in the country,

Agriculture makes up to 54% of the exports in Argentina. Their major agricultural product is wheat. Argentina is also the world’s fifth largest wine producer and a growing export, total viticulture is far from having been met. Argentine fisheries are also contributing to the agricultural sector which bring in about a million tons of catch annually.

Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 10%

Agriculture GDP (Million $): 54178

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