Future of the Argentina Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022

  • KMI-73209
  • Jul 2017
  • 95 pages
  • Aerospace And Defense
Future of the Argentina Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022


The Future of Argentina Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.


This report offers detailed analysis of Argentina defense industry with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
- Argentina defense industry market size and drivers: detailed analysis of Argentina defense industry during 2018-2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for the industry. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns
- Budget allocation and key challenges: insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country
- Porter’s Five Force analysis of Argentina defense industry: analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry
- Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years
- Market opportunities: details of the top five defense investment opportunities over the next 10 years
- Competitive landscape and strategic insights: analysis of the competitive landscape of Argentina defense industry. It provides an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis


- The Argentine defense budget values US$5.9 billion in 2017, and registered a CAGR of 5.14% during the historic period. The on-going modernization and procurement programs of the armed forces, the Falkland Islands territorial dispute with the UK, and participation in peacekeeping missions drove Argentine defense expenditure during 2013-2017. With this trend expected to continue over the forecast period, the country is projected to cumulatively spend US$42.3 billion during 2018-2022.
- During 2013-2017, an average of 26.6% of the country’s defense budget was allocated to capital expenditure, while an average of 73.4% was reserved for revenue expenditure. Over the forecast period 2018-2022, the share of capital expenditure is expected to average 23.2%, while the remaining 76.8% will be assigned to revenue expenditure, which will continue to comprise the majority of the nation‘s defense budget.
- The MoD is expected to invest in submarines, multi-role aircraft and transport aircraft.

Reasons to buy

- This report will give the user confidence to make the correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of Argentinan defense industry market trends for the coming five years
- The market opportunity section will inform the user about the various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues during the forecast period. The description includes technical specifications, recent orders, and the expected investment pattern by the country during the forecast period
- Detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis wherever available. This will provide the user with a total competitive landscape of the sector
- A deep qualitative analysis of Argentina defense industry covering sections including demand drivers, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Trends and Growth Stimulators, and latest industry contracts
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 8
1.1. What is this Report about? 8
1.2. Definitions 8
1.3. Summary Methodology 10
1.4. About Strategic Defence Intelligence 11
2. Executive Summary 12
3. Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities 14
3.1. Current Market Scenario 15
3.1.1. Primary threat perception 15
3.1.2. Military Doctrine & Strategy 16
3.1.3. Military Fleet Size 17
3.1.4. Procurement Programs 21
3.1.5. Social, Political and Economic Environment & Support for Defense Projects 23
3.1.6. Political & Strategic Alliances 24
3.2. Defense Market Size Historical and Forecast 26
3.2.1. Argentina defense expenditure is expected to reach US$10.5 billion by 2022 26
3.2.2. Falkland Islands dispute, modernization of armed forces and contributions to international peacekeeping missions are the main factors driving Argentina defense expenditure 28
3.2.3. Defense expenditure as a percentage of GDP to increase marginally over the forecast period 30
3.3. Analysis of Defense Budget Allocation 32
3.3.1. Argentina defense budget split between capital and revenue expenditure 32
3.3.2. Capital expenditure to increase at a CAGR of 10.58% over 2018-2022 34
3.3.3. Argentina revenue expenditure is projected to reach US$32.5 billion cumulatively over forecast period 36
3.3.4. Per capita defense expenditure is expected to increase during the forecast period 38
3.4. Homeland Security Market Size and Forecast 39
3.4.1. Argentina homeland security expenditure anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 13.66% over forecast period 39
3.4.2. Treat of terrorism, Human and drug trafficking to drive homeland security expenditure 41
3.4.3. Argentina is considered at some risk of terrorism 42
3.4.4. Argentina faces some-level threat from foreign terrorist organizations 43
3.4.5. Argentina has a terrorism index score of “0.5” 45
3.5. Benchmarking with Key Global Markets 46
3.5.1. Argentine defense expenditure to increase at a CAGR of 13.75% during the forecast period 46
3.5.2. Argentine defense expenditure is one of the largest in Latin American countries 48
3.5.3. Argentina’s defense budget as a percentage of GDP to reach 1.2% by 2022 49
3.6. Market Opportunities: Key Trends and Growth Stimulators 50
3.6.1. Submarine 50
3.6.2. Multi-Role Aircraft 51
3.6.3. Transport Aircraft 52
4. Defense Procurement Market Dynamics 53
4.1. Import Market Dynamics 54
4.1.1. Argentine defense imports anticipated to increase during the forecast period 54
4.1.2. The US was a major arms supplier to Argentina during 2012-2016 55
4.1.3. Aircraft accounts for the majority of Argentine arms imports 57
4.2. Export Market Dynamics 58
4.2.1. Argentina has negligible arms exports 58
5. Industry Dynamics 59
5.1. Five Forces Analysis 59
5.1.1. Bargaining power of Buyer: Medium 60
5.1.2. Bargaining power of Supplier: Medium to low 60
5.1.3. Barrier to entry: Medium 60
5.1.4. Intensity of rivalry: Medium to high 60
5.1.5. Threat of Substitution: Low 61
6. Market Entry Strategy 62
6.1. Market Regulation 62
6.1.1. Offset policy aids development of domestic defense industry 62
6.1.2. Open foreign direct investment policy 62
6.2. Market Entry Route 63
6.2.1. Budget Process 63
6.2.2. Procurement Policy and Process 64
6.2.3. Foreign Military Sales is an effective entry route for foreign defense companies 64
6.2.4. Joint product development and military collaborations provide market entry opportunities 64
6.3. Key Challenges 65
6.3.1. Small defense budget and limited technological capability limits market entry for foreign companies 65
6.3.2. Corruption in the Argentine defense sector hinders its growth 65
7. Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights 66
7.1. Competitive Landscape Overview 66
7.2. Domestic Public Companies 68
7.2.1. Fábrica Argentina de Aviones: Overview 68
7.2.2. Fábrica Argentina de Aviones: Products 68
7.2.3. Fábrica Argentina de Aviones: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 69
7.2.4. Fábrica Argentina de Aviones: Alliances 69
7.2.5. Fábrica Argentina de Aviones: Recent contract wins 70
7.2.6. Astillero Río Santiago: Overview 71
7.2.7. Astillero Río Santiago: Products 71
7.2.8. Astillero Río Santiago: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 71
7.2.9. Astillero Río Santiago: Alliances 72
7.2.10. CITEDEF: Overview 73
7.2.11. CITEDEF: Products and services 73
7.2.12. CITEDEF: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 74
7.2.13. INVAP SE: Overview 75
7.2.14. INVAP SE: Products 75
7.2.15. INVAP S.E.: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 75
7.2.16. INVAP S.E.: Alliances 76
7.2.17. Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares: Overview 77
7.2.18. Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares: Products 77
7.2.19. Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 77
7.2.20. Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares: Alliances 78
7.2.21. Tandanor: Overview 79
7.2.22. Tandanor: Services: 79
7.2.23. Tandanor: recent announcements and strategic initiatives 79
7.2.24. Tandanor: Recent contract wins 79
8. Business Environment and Country Risk 80
8.1. Economic Performance 80
8.1.1. GDP Per Capita 80
8.1.2. GDP, Current Prices 81
8.1.3. Exports of goods and services 82
8.1.4. Imports of goods and services 83
8.1.5. Gross national disposable income 84
8.1.6. Local Currency Unit per US$ 85
8.1.7. Market Capitalization of Listed Companies 86
8.1.8. Market Capitalization of Listed Companies (% of GDP) 87
8.1.9. Goods exports as % of GDP 88
8.1.10. Goods imports as % of GDP 89
8.1.11. Service Imports as % of GDP 90
8.1.12. Service Exports as % of GDP 91
8.1.13. Foreign Direct Investment 92
8.1.14. Net foreign direct investment as % of GDP 93
8.1.15. Mining, Manufacturing, Utilities Output 94
9. Appendix 95
9.1. About SDI 95
9.2. Disclaimer 95

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