October 21, 2005
Argentina's INDEC statistics bureau says GDP grew 8.9% in the year through
Argentina's INDEC statistics bureau says GDP grew 8.9% in the year through August. The economy has grown steadily every quarter since the government defaulted in December 2001. The government announced a strong September primary fiscal surplus of 1.617 billion pesos ($540 million), bringing the total for the year to 16.89 billion pesos, 13% more than planned. The government has set next year's primary surplus at 19.35 billion pesos.