CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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The agricultural machinery industry in Argentina: From restructuring to internationalization?

This paper sets out to show that, having undergone restructuring at a microeconomic and sectoral level, the agricultural machinery industry in Argentina depends for growth on higher exports and further progress towards internationalization, which are strategic goals for the largest firms. Given the dynamism of global demand for this type of machinery, the conclusion is that the sector can increase its sales in export markets, where some of its products are competing well. The behaviour of domestic demand will be critical, and this largely depends on the profitability of Argentine agriculture. To internationalize further, the sector will have to overcome certain limitations, largely technological in nature, while receiving support from government programmes and assistance from employers’ associations and science and technology institutions.

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