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 …

Billion-Dollar Pulp Mill Transforms Quiet Corner Of Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

It won’t officially open for a few more months, but a the Montes del Plata pulp mill is already changing lives, incomes and expectations in a once-quiet corner of Uruguay. Montes del Plata is investing a reported US$1.9 billion on the state-of-the-art facility in Conchillas, and the spillover effects from the mill’s construction have been felt throughout Colonia. Local salaries …

Foreign Ownership Of Uruguay Farms Up 300% Since 2000

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

New census data out this week from Uruguay’s leading ag agency shows the number of foreign investors buying Uruguay farmland and the average farm size both rose rapidly over the past decade. The Uruguay Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fishing (MGAP) released the 2011 Farming General Census yesterday, and the percentage of Uruguayans owning farmland has fallen to 83% from …

Uruguay Farmland Rental Revenue Rises Over 500% In A Decade

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, foreign investment, uruguay

The Uruguay Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fishing just released their annual survey of Uruguay farmland lease contracts, and the report sheds some light on which Uruguay departments are the most active, the most expensive and the most profitable for investors. Many new investors in Uruguay farmland choose to immediately turn around and lease out their farms, a smart strategy …

Uruguay Farmland: A Turnkey Global Investment In A Transparent Market

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, average prices, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Part of the wonder of tiny Uruguay is the wide range of topography and crop diversity. If Uruguay were a US state, it would rank somewhere between Florida and Missouri in terms of total land mass: 68,000 square miles. Despite its size, Uruguay boasts a laundry list of farmland producing commodities shipped around the world: soybeans, wheat, rice, cattle, sheep, …