Argentine Beef providing healthy food for the World

Argentina is a huge world-class producer, consumer and exporter of bovine meats. Each year, Argentina produces 2.5 million tonnes of meat. The calculated beef consumption in Argentina is 65.4 kg per person, which is higher than in other countries. For example, the United States weighs 42 kgs, and the EEC weighs only 18 kgs. Even at 65.4 kgs, this is a sharp decline from the 1950s when it was over 91.9 kgs per person. The main strength of the Argentine beef industry has always been the meat quality. Beef in…

“Unbelievable! Argentina Crushes soybean exports with record-breaking 7.8m tonnes in just 2 months of 2024!”

In the first two months of the year, grain exports totalled just over 7.8 million tonnes, almost double the same period last year when 4 million tonnes were exported. The increase is due to the end of the drought, which is crucial for foreign exchange earnings.  Cargill and Viterra top the list of companies that control the business, following the collapse of Vicentin. Thus, the U.S. multinational Cargill led shipments of unprocessed grains with 15% of the total, about 1.8 million tonnes. Dreyfus came in second…

Argentina seen through different eyes

Historians will normally agree that history is best written by those who are not nationals of the country they are writing about. So it is not surprising that when The New York Times sent a journalist to cover the Southern Cone, once said that Argentina was like a five-star hotel in which all the guests were complaining about the room service. His metaphor had a message: that those fractious hotel guests had no reason to complain about the room service. They merely had to stop bickering and recognise what they…

A strong upturn in activity in the rural real estate market in Argentina

From the real estate sector, they affirm that external factors such as inflation in hard currencies and the value of commodities and land are activating the market. After a slight drop in the number of operations registered during July, in August, there was a new rise in the level of activity in the rural real estate market, according to the Chamber of Rural Real Estate Agents (CAIR). In this way, the activity shows a growing trend in the last five months. Among the causes, CAIR affirms that “the rural…

11 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell, even in a challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

BBVA Research: Argentina Economic Outlook. March 2024

Tendencias en la Economía Argentina
Javier Milei’s government took office aiming to have a less regulated and more market-friendly economy with the private sector as the main driver of economic growth. The core of his macroeconomic policy is to achieve fiscal equilibrium and eliminate monetary issuance to cover public spending as of 2024. Key points The new Administration has started correcting relative prices. The FX rate rose 120% in Dec-23 and has been moving at a 2% MoM pace since then. Regulated prices, such as transport and utilities,…

Selling or buying properties in remote locations

Sellers face many of the same challenges as buyers do. Still, given current market conditions in many South American markets where we operate, we are finding the market is slow for remote properties. They are often owned as second or third investments outside their home location and are only visited once or twice a year. Each Seller’s motivation clearly varies. However, there is a broad spectrum of Sellers, from those content with fair market value and others who really don’t care what fair market value…

Argentina posted a monthly surplus for the first time in 12 years

The Argentine government announced this on Friday evening in January, achieving a monthly budget surplus for the first time in almost 12 years amid tough spending cuts pushed by President Javier Milei. The first full month in government for the ultra-liberal Milei, who took office in December, It ended with a positive balance for the finances of the Argentine public sector: the surplus amounted to about $589 million at the official exchange rate. Product of more income than expenses. This also includes…

The Argentine President Milei chainsaw: A bold vision for Argentina’s rebirth?

The firebrand new President ignites his nation’s hope for revival, confronting decades of economic decline. Can he deliver? he 96-year-old TV host, Mirtha Legrand, reaches across and holds the hand of the firebrand new Argentine TV President, Javier Milei. “I am an old lady, and I don’t want to leave this world without seeing my country flourish”, she asks, through glassy eyes. President Milei responds: “You will see it flourish”. Milei holds Legrand’s embrace across the show’s closing credits.…

Climate Changes starts to bite in the nut industries

The influence of climate and weather on human societies is already apparent to the world’s rural populations: inclement weather can result in failed harvests, higher food prices, unrest, and unrest leading to revolutions. Syria is a good example. The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors. This is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree crops, most notably almonds, considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are the fragile flower…

“Economic uncertainty in Argentina affects Land Prices.” Last month the rural real estate market index fell 12.21%

According to the Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate Companies (CAIR), the December index was 21.52 points. The collapse was due to uncertainty over the bill, where the government sought to repeal the law limiting foreign land purchases. The Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate Companies (CAIR) reported that last December, there was a drop of 12.21 points compared to last November in the evolution of the land market. The slowdown occurred due to the general uncertainty in the country, the change of Government…

Argentina’s Giant Agricultural Show Expoagro 2024

The Exhibition ExpoAgro is the most important open-air agroindustrial exhibition in Argentina. It is organized by Exponenciar S.A, with Clarín and La Nación as shareholders, the leading newspapers in Argentina. It is held once a year, for four days, 225 km far from Buenos Aires, in San Nicolás, in the heart of Argentina, so-called “pampas”, the most productive and highly potential region of the country. Thousands of visitors from Argentina and the world participate in this mega agribusiness meeting,…

Argentina: The impact of the devaluation on residential sales and the fine print of the new stamp duty tax

Specialists now speak of a “slight recovery” of the market, but the fever experienced in August to October that is beginning to cool down after the elections. October once again smiled on the real estate market. Despite going through a change of government, with the uncertainty that this implies, 2023 was positive for purchasing and selling properties. The city of Buenos Aires is a clear example of the trend, since in the 11th month of the year, 4,068 operations were carried out. The number is celebrated…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral (Chile)

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral As part of the massive exodus of European peoples, significant Scots emigrated overseas the hundred years before the First World War. Most settled in the United States of America or Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Britain’s vast empire. A significant minority, however, emigrated to South American states, Argentina being a popular choice. The first Scots settled there in the years before Argentina became an independent confederation…
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