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 …

Port of Montevideo Expanding To Meet Global Demand

Patrick Archer real estate, uruguay

The Port of Montevideo is expanding and modernizing in order to meet the rising tide of cargo ships using Uruguay’s main durable goods port as a regional hub for the Southern Cone of South America. Just as the country’s main grain port at Nueva Palmira is expanding, the Port of Montevideo is adding a new 4oo-meter dock to accommodate giant …

Uruguay Beef Expo Focuses On Chinese Market Challenges

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

The Expo Melilla opens today in Montevideo, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Challenges of the Chinese Market” for Uruguay and in particular for the country’s beef industry. The event is organized by the Uruguay Society of Hereford Growers, the National Beef Institute and El Pais. Herefords are the base of production for Uruguay’s beef industry, and …

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

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, uruguay

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 …