Argentina can boast of rich natural resources, regular exports of petroleum, gas and some agricultural products, and educated people. There are 42.61 million citizens and 92% of them live in the cities, more than 15 million residents settled in Buenos Aires area. Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario are the cities with vast opportunities for franchise businesses as they have rather high consuming demands. The average monthly salary in Buenos Aires is roughly $864.
The requirements of Argentines encourage the growth of such franchise sectors as restaurants and clothing stores (35% and 25% of all the franchise market, respectively). The other franchises deal with hotel and home service, car rental, tourism, computer training, pet care, etc. Overall, 644 franchises operating in the country now, receive revenue of $7.89 billion.
The boom of franchising in Argentina started when the country was surviving economic turmoil in 2003. The franchise industry grew by 70% owing to the fact that Argentines withdrew their savings from banks due to unstable financial situation of those days and invested their funds into their own franchise companies. As a result, more than 70% of all franchisors are domestic companies nowadays. Although, there are also some foreign players on the franchise field, among them are Italy, Spain, Germany and some other European countries, the USA, Brazil and China.
Interior design, fashion, male grooming, office design franchise are the newest trends in Argentina, some of the niches are still vacant. The average investment is $ 50,000 to set up a franchise, and the fee is approximately $30,000.Browse franchise List in Argentina
Capital: Buenos Aires
Education Index (2013): 0.783
Official languages: Spanish
Per capita GDP (PPP): $20,170
Quality-of-life index (0-10): 6.39
Population: 43.847 mln
Total GDP (PPP): $879.447 billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 117
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.827