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 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 …

Uruguay Boasts The Highest Cattle Per Capita Rate In The World

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, uruguay

“El Pais de la Carne” (The Country of Meat) is how Spain’s El Mundo describes Uruguay in an article highlighting more steak and sheep superlatives in this beautiful country de carnivoros. First, the average Uruguayan consumes 208 pounds of meat (94.7 kilos) per year, the highest consumption rate in the world. Second, Uruguay’s 3.4 million residents are now outnumbered by cattle …

Uruguay Wines Follow Uruguay Beef Into Russian Hearts & Stomachs

Patrick Archer uruguay, wine & vineyards

Uruguay wines are beginning to seduce Russian palates following the same path of Uruguay beef just a decade ago. In a well researched exclusive for Rusia Hoy, Juan Samuelle says sales of Uruguay wine to Russia have doubled from 2008 to 2012. Currently barrel wine accounts for the bulk of Uruguay wine exported to Russia; yet, local producers see major …