Uruguay Agribusiness Rapidly Transforming Country’s Fortunes

A powerful new op-ed in El Observador sheds light on the rapid evolution of agribusiness investments in Uruguay thanks to booming crop yields, new technology and record revenues attracting new waves of domestic and foreign investors. “Uruguay agribusiness is growing and changing at a fascinating pace in terms of size and perseverance. Uruguay cattle, dairy, agriculture and forestry all have …

Surging Leather Exports Put Uruguay In The Driver’s Seat

Uruguay leather exports rose to US$263 million in 2012, and 40% of the increase was due to the surge in the sale of leather hides used in the production of seats for luxury automobiles and aircraft. According to El Pais, Uruguay exported 38,000 tons of leather hides last year, a 12% gain over the 34,000 tons shipped in 2011. Uruguay …

People’s Republic of Carne: Uruguay Beef Exports To China Jump 975%

Uruguay beef exports to China exploded during the first two months of the year making the PRC the number one destination by volume of Uruguay’s number one export. According to a new report from Uruguay XXI, sales of Uruguay frozen beef to China rose 975% during the first two months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Measured …

Uruguay Courts Private Investors For Solar Energy Projects

It seems only fitting that a country with the Sun of May on its flag would see a bright future in solar energy. That’s the situation in Uruguay where the government is preparing to open the bid process to private developers seeking to capitalize on the next phase of the country’s ambitious renewable energy initiatives. According to El Observador, Uruguay …

Uruguay Soy Farms Poised To Benefit From Regional Problems

A recent spate of disasters, both natural and man-made, in neighboring Argentina and Brazil are giving Uruguay soy farmers cause for additional optimism as the fall harvest inches ever closer. “Various Factors Affirm (Uruguay) Soy,” is the headline of Blasina & Associates regional analysis published today in El Observador highlighting a laundry list of issues plaguing soy producers across the …