The minister of finance also predicted that the economy will fall by 1 percent this year.
Minister of Finance Nicolás Dujovne asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that released $ 3 trillion in September that were foreseen under the stand-by agreement for 50,000 million.
Dujovne said that too the economy will decline by 1 percent this year largely thanks to the drought in the agricultural sector and estimated that it will grow again in 2019 with a growth of 1.5 percent.
In dialogue with international news agencies, he expected that he would expect the current account deficit in 2019 average 3% of GDP.
In the request for an advance payment to the IMF, the Minister of Finance also requested changes to the signed agreement to remove the plan, so that the Treasury could repurchase the non-transferable invoices from the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.