Why Invest In Uruguay? Foreigners Offer 2.775 Billion Reasons

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

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uruguay has surged fourteen times over the past decade, and Uruguay FDI as a percentage of GDP is one of the three highest rates in Latin America. The new numbers released by Uruguay XXI show FDI in Uruguay has risen from a mere US$194 million in 2002 to three consecutive years of inflows exceeding US$2 …

Uruguay Cattle Population Outnumbers Residents 4 To 1

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, real estate, uruguay

Twelve million cattle in a country of three million people. That is the scenario unfolding in Uruguay, as the country’s decade-long livestock boom is poised to reach another population milestone in 2014. Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) is forecasting the birth and weaning of 3 million calves next fall, an unprecedented number which would bring the total number …

Rosario Approves Construction Of New Indoor Arena

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, competitiveness, real estate, tourism

The City of Rosario is one step closer to having a state-of-the-art indoor arena to host major concerts, sporting events and the growing number of major conferences and expos that Argentine cities are playing host to annually. Impulso Negocios says the absence of such a facility was long viewed as a competitive disadvantage for Rosario compared to cities like Buenos …

Argentina Farmland Is Still The Most Expensive In South America

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, competitiveness, real estate, uruguay

The average price of Argentina farmland has fallen over the past two years…that’s the good news. The bad news?  It’s still the most expensive farmland in South America. “Farm Prices Fall In Argentina, But Firm In Neighboring Countries” is the headline of Fernando Bertello’s regional analysis for La Nacion which explains how Argentina farm prices have fallen 15 to 20 …

China Could Help Rebuild Uruguay’s Entire Rail Network In 2 Years

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Uruguay trade with China has grown 600% over the past six years. Now, both governments are forecasting continued trade growth that could transform Uruguay’s entire rail infrastructure in only two years. According to El Observador, the two countries are in high level talks regarding a partnership that would replace Uruguay’s 150-year-old rail cobweb with a modern network spanning 2,000 kilometers …