The Government presented the 2022 General Budget Bill in Congress. It envisages inflation of 33% and GDP growth of 4% for 2022. In addition, the Ministry of Economy corrected the projections for the end of 2021, with a GDP increase of 8% and inflation of 45.1% (against the original 29%). The Budget foresees a primary deficit of 3.3% against the 4% of GDP projected for 2021. At the same time it projects an increase of 4.6% in private consumption and 3.1% for public consumption. On the investment side, a rise of 6.6% is budgeted. Public works will grow by 2.5%. On the other hand, the exchange rate is estimated at 131.1 pesos to the dollar, while the trade balance is forecast at u$s 9000 million. Despite the exchange restrictions, the project estimates that imports will grow by 9.4% and exports by 7.5%. Next week the Minister of Economy Martín Guzmán is due to make a presentation to the Budget and Finance Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. The bill's rationale states that the 2022 Budget "assumes that unsustainable debt maturities agreed by the previous administration are not faced".