High Flyin’ 747: Uruguay Posts Record Commodity Exports

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

Uruguay continued its blistering pace of export growth in October with everything from soy to beef to lumber posting solid gains, according to the country’s leading trade promotion agency. The monthly trade report from Uruguay XXI shows Uruguay exports rose 8.5% in October compared to the previous year. In total, Uruguay shipped US$747 million worth of beef, crops, timber and …

Uruguay Extra Virgin Olive Oil Earns Global Elite Status

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

One year after joining the ranks of the world’s top ten producers in terms of quality, the Uruguay olive oil industry is preparing for another record harvest and rising exports in 2014. “The Uruguay Olive Begins To Appear Around The World” is the title of Valentin Trujillo’s detailed analysis of the evolution of the Uruguay olive industry from its humble …

In The Land Of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah Gaining Ground

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Argentina may now be synonymous with Malbec, but some other red vines have seen exponential growth in the number of hectares planted in recent years. In The Country of Malbec, Cabernet & Syrah Wines Gain Market Share is the headline of Nuria Rebon’s detailed analysis in today’s Cronista. Indeed, Malbec is the most commonly planted vine in Argentina accounting for …

Finland’s UPM Boosting Production At Uruguay Pulp Mill

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, uruguay

2013 will be another record year for Uruguay timber farm production and exports, and the country’s largest pulp mill won approval this week from the federal government to ramp up production. The UPM plant in Fray Bentos, currently authorized to produce 1.1 million tons per year, requested authorization to raise production to 1.3 million tons. After negotiations this week with …

More European Investors Looking For Uruguay Opportunities

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The number of European individuals and companies exploring investment opportunities in Uruguay rose sharply last month, according to the country’s leading investment and export promotion agency, Uruguay XXI. While neighboring Southern Cone countries led the list of foreign investors looking to invest in Uruguay in July, European investors in Uruguay moved aggressively in August and claimed the top spot in …