It is located at a strategic geopolitical point within the Central Bioceanic Corridor. Steady growth during recent years and the diversification of productive activities has made Mendoza one of the most developed provinces in the country and the main industrial hub of western Argentina. The province stands out for its human capital, infrastructure, natural resources and its commitment to sustainable economic development.
Mendoza is known for its agricultural production and industrialization of raw materials such as grapes, fruits and vegetables. The high quality of its vineyards paired with the introduction of the latest wine-making technology has made Mendoza one of the world’s leading wine-producing regions.
Moreover, there are other important productive sectors, including metal mechanic industry, construction, trade, services, information and communications technology (ICT) and tourism. Mendoza has become a great travel destination thanks to the natural beauty of the area and the high quality services and infrastructure available for tourists. Oil, gas and energy are also key sectors for the local economy.
Area: 148,827 km2 (57.462 sq mi)
Population: 1,741,610 inhabitants
Literacy rate: 97.8%
Gross Geographic Product 2013: U$S 19,640 millions
2003-2013 average annual growth rate: 7,6%
Unemployment rate 2013: 4,2%