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 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 …