Consolidated sectors

La Pampa counts with a diversified productive scheme, which is developed according to the advantages and resources of each of its regions and that present investment opportunities. One of the main economic activities are the agricultural and cattle industry, though the province also shows an advanced development in strategic sectors already consolidated in the provincial economic structure as they are agro-industry, beekeeping, minig, hydrocarbon, hunting activity and tourism.

Agriculture

One of the main economic activities, it defines the productive profile of the province. The most common types of farming can be divided in:

Fine Farming: winter crops planted from May to July and are harvested from November to January. The principal one is wheat, while others include barley, malting barley, oats and rye

Thick Farming: crops that start to be planted mid-September and end in January, depending if they are cereal or oleaginous plant, whose main crop is corn, followed by sunflower, soy, sorghum and peanut.

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Area sown in ha. by department of crops fine harvest. Campaign 2019-2020

Source: Registro Provincial de Producción Agropecuaria (2020)– DGEyC. Datos provisorios

Area sown in ha. by department of crops coarse harvest. Campaign 2019-2020

Source: Registro Provincial de Producción Agropecuaria (2020)– DGEyC. Datos provisorios

Bovine Livestock Existence by Ejido and Micro Region, 2019

Source: Registro Provincial de la Producción Agropecuaria- DGEyC

Cattle Industry

Agroindustry

Beekeeping

Beekeeping has a prominent place inside the productive structure. In 2017 it already participated in the 10,5% of the national production of honey. The sector counts with 52 extraction rooms distributed in different departments. In 2017, a total of 3.800 tons were obtained.

Honey production in the province of La Pampa increased in the last years by 40%. 2600 tons of Pampean honey were exported, with its main destination being Germany

Mining

Mining is being developed through the extraction of various minerals, with its main activity being the salt production as a destination, either for nourishment or for chemical industry. Also, other minerals are extracted such as bentonite and black marble.

In 2018, La Pampa was the second province with the biggest salt produccion after Río Negro.

Hydrocarbon Industry

Petroleum and gas production is developed in the West part of the province, specifically in the Puele department, and is a notorious economic resource for both the local productive growth and the employment generation.

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation Areas:

The productive potential of the exploitation areas available for the generation of projects from a sustainable and efficient point of view is remarkable, both from an environmental and energy point of view.

– Área 25 de mayo – medanito
– Área El medanito SE
– Área Jagüel de los Machos
– Área salina grande
– Concesión CNQ 7A y
– Gobernador Ayala III

Tourism

Tourism is an important potential sector in some specific areas. The rural experience of lodging in Pampean farms allows its visitors to meet the traditions of our province. The rural establishments are distributed in several points of the province and feature landscapes and infrastructure that allow them to connect with the local nature.

Health tourism takes advantage of different thermo-mining-medicinal sources and its derivatives. La Pampa has two thermal centers that offer diverse therapeutic treatments. Besides, the adventurous tourism offers wild surroundings and a tight contact with nature. 

Lastly, the hunting activity is very prominent and attracts a great number of international hunters. There are 36 authorized hunting grounds (2019) with a calendar for sport hunting and allowed capacity per hunter. According to data from the Direction of Natural Resources of the Ministry of Production, 42% belongs to wild boars and 21% to red-coloured deer. In less percentage, there are armadillos, mountain lions, foxes, vizcachas, rabbits and herons

Additionally, fields or properties that wish to carry out hunting activities must be enrolled as Registered Fields. In the year 2019, 385 fields were enrolled..

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