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It is expected that Argentina’s Ag futures will grow 35% this year

A good sign for the Argentine farm economy: during the past January, the Buenos Aires Futures Exchange (MATBA) operated 3.2 million metric tons of grains futures, growing 14% versus January 2017 and beating a new record for this month reaching 60 MMT. In the previous years (2015 to 2017) MATBA operated between 1.5 and 1.9 MMT of futures contracts in January. The first large step occurred in 2018 when volume jumped to 2.8 MMT, but now the trend seems to secure and the wheat is the “star” crop. As its output…

You can’t afford to buy a farm in South America ? Maybe these are another options

  Farmlands in Brazil and Argentina are some of the most fertile, productive and sought after in the world, but investors looking at the continent should be cautious. Brazil and Argentina currently have laws that place certain limits on the foreign ownership (individuals and corporations) of farmland. Other farms in South America countries like Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay are much more foreign business friendly. But Chile (very mountainous) and Uruguay (small country) offer comparatively fewer farmland…

What you need to know when selling your property in Argentina

This will be the first of a series of articles about selling in different South American Countries What does COTI means? The COTI is the ” Real Estate Transfer Code” (“Código de Oferta de Transferencia de Inmuebles”) necessary to sell a property that exceeds $ 300,000 AR in value. Do I have to obtain the COTI to sell my property? Yes, if you are an owner and planning to selling your property that exceeds the value of $300.000, then you will have to obtain the COTI Who must request for the COTI?…

What now for South America and Venezuela as the pink tide recedes?

While nearly two decades of ideologically driven economic mismanagement has turned Venezuela from a relatively wealthy oil state into a Zimbabwe-like basket case, Chile has mainly stayed the course, politically and economically, just to the right or left of the sensible centre. Wild swings avoided Since the restoration of democracy in the late-1980s, this long, thin ribbon of a country has largely avoided the wild boom-and-bust pendulum swings that have characterised much of the continent’s stop-start…

Argentina as an investment destination in 2019

Argentina is an attractive investment destination, assisting investors throughout the investment process: analysis, decision-making, establishment, operation, and reinvestment Why invest in Argentina? It is one of the largest and wealthiest economies in Latin America: 3rd largest economy in the region with a GDP of USD 586 Bn (after Brazil and Mexico) 2nd highest GDP per capita in the region in PPP terms, following Chile (USD 22,600) 4th country in the region in terms of population (43 Mn) To assist potential…

Limoneira enters into JV with Argentine citrus company

U.S.-headquartered Limoneira has entered into a joint venture with Argentine citrus company FGF Trapani, in a deal that will see the acquisition of hundreds of hectares of farmland and the creation of a new subsidiary in the world’s top lemon-exporting country. The company on Monday announced it had entered into an agreement with FGF, a multigenerational grower-exporter which owns over 3,200 acres of lemons and oranges in the provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucuman as well as a juice processing facility…

Argentine winter crops bring fresh dollars to a weak economy

In January, oilseed industry and grain exporters entered USD 1,756 million into the Argentine economy, versus USD 1,040 million in December 2018. Some analysts celebrate this fact saying that thanks to better harvests of wheat and barley, export companies are enhancing the income of dollars into the Argentine economy. According to the press release of the Oilseed Industry Chamber (CIARA), this increase of export dollars is related to the purchase of these two winter crops by the exporters. In fact, 8,4 MMT…

In Argentina there are more farms for sale and at cheaper prices.

The value of rural real estate continued with its downward curve in the second half of 2018, according to CAIR. The sector sees a revaluation after the election depending on the result. ie. If Pro wins again prices should rise. If not then they could stay low for decades. The Board of Directors of the Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate (CAIR) highlighted, in its report of the second semester of the year, that “financial investments remains more attractive both abroad and in local loans, competing…

Buenos Aires invests $2 billion to ensure its ports are world class

The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations The port of Buenos Aires, the principal maritime port of Argentina, has unveiled a modernization plan, with an investment of 1.9 billion dollars over 50 years, to separate cargo and cruise operations. The modernization, said Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich and General Ports Administration controller Gonzalo…

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Surveying Industry, Cadastre and Land Registry Systems

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON THE SURVEYING INDUSTRY, CADASTRE & LAND REGISTRY SYSTEMS … blockchain technology and land surveying – may seem unlikely partners at first. However, this new and exciting technology creates a cooperative and synergistic environment in which all information, data, and images from a surveying project can be gathered in a reliable, confident and immutable way. OUTLINE I. Introduction to Blockchain Technology II. Overview of the Surveying Industry III. Surveying…

Argentina emerges as the third world largest soybean importer

According to the Statistics and Census National Institute (INDEC), during the calendar year, 2018 Argentina imported 6.44 million metric tons of soybean, versus 1.84 MMT in 2017. But considering the commercial year (April to March) this volume could be much higher, because the soybean crushing industry tends to accelerate its imports as it moves away from the harvest peak (April/May 2018). Despite being the third largest world soybean producer, these imports place Argentina as the third largest soybean importer,…

Argentina: Record-breaking wheat exports to Brazil

Argentina exported to Brazil 5,910,000 tonnes of wheat suitable for bread, which meant the volume of shipments to that country is the highest of the last 12 years and represented an income of USD 1,306 Billion, as revealed by the Secretariat of Government of agribusiness, through the undersecretary of agricultural markets. This record figure, according to the Indec data, was only exceeded in 2006, when 6.1 million tonnes were exported to Brazil. In the period 2016-18, meanwhile, the deliveries of wheat to…

GTSA Social Media Real Estate Marketing – How well are we doing ?

Disruption to traditional Real Estate Marketing Over the past five years, the way real estate is presented to clients has changed dramatically right around the world. In the past, you could put an advertisement in the local newspaper and expect the phone to ring. Property sold. Now that we have a global market place and so much immigration and migration between previously unconnected countries and locations, we have a new challenge. How to reach the attention of busy, stressed people, looking for a…

Why is Argentina considered the Polo Capital of the world?

Well, there are over 3,000 registered polo players in Argentina, more than ten times more than US and UK for a start. There are many thousands of grooms who specifically care for horses. Polo, or “The Sport of Kings,” as it is often referred to is frequently thought of as something that extremely wealthy people do for fun. And it is. However, Argentina is more affordable than most countries and there it is played at a higher standard than anywhere else.  Argentina’s has the worlds best polo teams…

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 being a good example The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors and this is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree-crops, most notably almonds which are considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are…