In Buenos Aires, there are a number of barter clubs with tens of thousands of members and at least hundreds of people trading barter every week. They have become an unofficial economic “barometer”, highlighting the impact of inflation and high unemployment on South America’s second largest economy.
In the economic crisis of Argentina from 2001 to 2002, and in the global financial crisis of 2009, there were also barter clubs in Argentina. But unlike in the past, today's barter clubs operate in different ways.
Many members are from various groups in Facebook, and they have reached an agreement on Facebook before meeting. As long as you have a good place, you can trade barter with the old train station as described above.
In recent months, members of the Barter Club have grown rapidly because many poor Agens have lost their jobs and have difficulty getting cash to make a living. At present, Argentina's inflation rate is higher than 25%. This year, the currency has depreciated by more than 30%, and the unemployment rate is as high as 9.1%.