Mar del Plata

General Info

Economy

Regarding the traditional productive sectors, the district economy is strongly led by the service sector, within which the TOURIST SECTOR outstands due to the city natural features.

Apart from the traditional “sun and beach” option, other non-traditional attractions appear to be on the increase, among them, long weekend urban tourism, considering the wide diversity of recreational activities this city has to offer. Also, conventions and congresses tourism makes the most of hotels capacity and of the favorable conditions available, and natural and rural tourism emphasizes on the picturesque sceneries of Mar del Plata.

The AGRICULTURAL AND CATTLE BREEDING SECTOR also deserves to be mentioned. The lands in this district are rich in humus content, being especially suitable for small grains, such as wheat, oat, and linen as well as for coarse grains, such as corn, sunflower and soy. As regards cattle breeding, bovine, ovine and equine cattle is raised. Livestock production concentrates on breeding, wintering and dairy farm activities in this district. The so-called Careta breed, a cross between Aberdeen Angus and Hereford breeds, predominates in this region.
Tourism
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Among the dynamic sectors of recent development, the HORTICULTURAL SECTOR outstands. It has taken advantage of the natural resources of the area and witnessed a notorious increase in the last decade.

Such an increase stems from having diversified species and quality products. The most common species cropped are peppers, sweet red peppers, lettuce, garlic, onion, string bean, pumpkin, tomato and carrot.

In addition, crucifers and fruits are cultivated. Potato cropping deserves a special mention at this point.
Horticulture
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With regard to the METALMECHANIC SECTOR, canning machines companies should be mentioned in the first place. The city has amalgamated technology and highly qualified human resources, enabling it to carry out new undertakings. At present, eight machine and spare parts plants compete in the market.

Considering the CHEMICAL SECTOR, several medical and polymer manufacturing companies have been developed in the last decade. Once again, these sectors evolve on the basis of knowledge and innovation, and demand support from and articulation with other sectors.

The FISHING SECTOR specializes in the production of hubbsi hake, longtail hake, squid, rays, anchovy, pink cuskeel, flatfish, salmon, narrownose smooth-hound, sea trout, white croaker, flathead fish, blackbelly rosefish, scallop and angelfish.

The products obtained from the fishing activity are divided into:

Canned products: sardine, mackerel, tuna fish, anchovy and other specialties. These usually supply the domestic market.


Cold storage plants: most cold storage and filleting plants products such as hake, pink cuskeel, flatfish and sea bass are meant for export.

Fish organic wastes are used for fish flour elaboration, which is traded as an input for balanced food production.
Fishing
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The alternative to this activity lies in invigorating non-traditional products export, in the use of by-products or of accompanying species.

As for the TEXTILE SECTOR or knitted fabric, a clear difference depending on the enterprise size can be appreciated; while larger enterprises have expanded, the number of smaller companies has dwindled. Even though this sector has been intensively technified, the impossibility of gaining access to the foreign market and to compete in the domestic market limits its chances of sales expansion and accentuates the underuse of its facilities.

MINING SECTOR: quartzite and sand are exploited. The stones extracted are traded as pellet, concrete block, sea defense walls blocks and ornaments.

Textile Sector
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