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    BA was named the
    World Capital of Books (2011)
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    BA is the
    fourth exporter
    of television formats in the world
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    Close to
    10% of jobs
    created in BA belong to Creative Industries

Why Come to BA and Think Out of the Box?

  • BA is living creativity, the arts, and innovation.
  • People living in BA spend on average 5% of their income in cultural events and/or products.
  • Close to 10% of jobs created in BA belong to the Creative Industries sector, up from 6% two decades ago.
  • With 25 bookshops per 100 thousand inhabitants, BA is the city with the highest number of bookstores per capita in the world.
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    +200 firms
    are located in BA
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    150% output and exports growth in the last decade
  •  
    +23,000 jobs
    in the industry

Audiovisual

  • A growing industry: The audiovisual industry contributes to +10% of BA’s GDP.
  • A job-creating sector: The audiovisual industry employs 23,000 people, or 1.5% of the city’s employment, meaning a 50% increment since 2002. TV and radio account for half of the jobs in the industry.
  • Export potential: Exports from the audiovisual sector hiked 150% since 2002, ranking #16 among the top 20 exporters in the world of audiovisual content.
  • Success stories: BA is home to over 200 firms in the industry, with almost 80% of them being small or micro-enterprises.The output of the audiovisual industry increased 150% in the last 10 years.
  • Audiovisual District: Companies located in the Audiovisual District receive tax exemptions and other incentives to foster growth. To learn more about these benefits please Contact Us or visit this external link
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    +27,000 titles published
  •  
    +94 million
    of books sold
  •  
    USD +40 million
    in exports

Editorial

  • A large newspaper industry: Close to 12 million newspapers sold every month.
  • Reading culture: BA was named the World Capital of Books (2011).
  • Ready for the future: 17% of books are published in digital format.
  • Magazine segment: 34 million of magazines sold per year.
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    #1 City
    of Design (UNESCO)
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    Fiscal incentives
    to the industry
  •  
    USD 1 billion
    of annual revenue

Design

  • Home of design: Designers choose BA both from a cost and a talent perspective. BA’s thriving design industry spans fashion and architecture, industrial, interior, and urban design.
  • Globally renowned: In 2005, UNESCO designated Buenos Aires #1 City of Design.
  • Design hub: BA’s Metropolitan Center of Design is a public and internationally leader institution that promotes and enhances the encounter of the design community, businesses and institutions.
  • Design District: Companies located in the Design District receive tax exemptions and other incentives to foster growth. To learn more about these benefits please Contact Us or visit this external link
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    +75 firms
    in the gaming industry
  •  
    Number of employees
    x7 times
    in the last decade
  •  
    USD +85 million
    of annual revenue

Gaming

  • Employment generation: More than 2,000 jobs directly created. For more information you may visit
  • Tax incentives: The gaming industry is among the promoted sectors of the Audiovisual District. Companies located in the Audiovisual District receive tax exemptions and other incentives to foster growth. To learn more about these benefits please Contact Us or visit this external link
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    USD 5.2 billion
    of annual revenue
  •  
    Advertising grew at an average rate of 5%
    in the last 10 years
  •  
    +70 advertising
    agencies in Argentina’s Advertising Association

Advertising

  • Advertising in digital magazines: Advertising in digital magazines is expected to reach USD +26 million by 2018.
  • Television advertising: Television advertising is expected to reach USD +3,700 million by 2018.
  • For more about the advertising industry in Argentina, please visit

Useful Facts

Television for the world:

  • BA is the fourth exporter of television formats in the world, only behind the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands.

International broadcast:

  • Over 80 countries broadcast locally produced television shows.

Services exports:

  • BA exports USD 10 in services for every USD 1 of goods exported.