Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle-raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment through transforming…

European Union, Israel and Taiwan were the markets that most valuable for Paraguayan meat exports

The highest value export markets for Paraguayan meat are the European Union, Israel and Taiwan. These countries were the best average price destinations obtained by exporters at the end of the third quarter of the year, according to the report of the Meat Commission of the Rural Association of Paraguay (ARP). Based on data from the National Animal Health and Quality Service (SENACSA). Between January and September of this year, the best average prices were recorded in the European Union with USD 7,535 a tonne,…

Paraguayan meat production set to achieve historic profits in 2021

Paraguayan livestock traders foresee profits near the US $ 2 billion by the end of a most favourable 2021 for the activity, National Service for Animal Quality and Health (Senacsa) José Carlos Martín announced over the weekend in Asunción. During “Senacsa Night” at Expo 2021, Martín explained that all meat export items -beef and its offal, pork and its offal, poultry meat and its offal, as well as products and by-products of animal origin- are expected to yield un unprecedented US $ 2 billion income,…

A snapshot of Paraguay’s beef export markets

Paraguay is the 8th largest beef exporter in the world. Paraguay exports 60% of their beef production. The latest data released by the National Meat Quality and Animal Health Administration of Paraguay (Senacsa) shows that from January to March 2021 both the total and total exports of Paraguayan beef have achieved substantial growth, setting a new high for the same period since 2017.   Paraguay’s ”Time Update” reported on April 5 that from January to March this year, Paraguayan beef exports totaled…

Paraguay’s grass-fed cattle market a strong growth opportunity

With the Brazilian cattle market hit by scandal, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient growth story. In the last ten years, Paraguay has doubled its beef exports to 380,000 metric tons carcass-weight equivalent and is now the world’s seventh largest beef exporter, and the second largest in South America behind Brazil. The South American country has consistently expanded production and export of grass-fed quality beef thanks to vast natural agricultural resources, conducive…

Paraguay, land of opportunities

Paraguay has a small but growing open economy, which for the past decade averaged 4 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth per year, and has the potential for continued growth over the next decade. Major drivers of economic growth in Paraguay are the agriculture, retail, and construction sectors. The Paraguayan government encourages private foreign investment. Paraguayan law grants investors tax breaks, permits full repatriation of capital and profits, supports maquila operations (special benefits for…

Why Paraguay is LATAM’s new rising Star for Investment

Foreign investments in Latin America are increasing rapidly. With interest and funds coming from Asia, Europe, and North America, the region and its respective economies are growing in power and size. In 2017 alone, investments in Latin America and the Caribbean reached US$161 billion. For a while, Chile was the main recipient of so much money and attention. However, there’s one country in particular that has been flying under the radar, but offers many opportunities for investors.  Paraguay is now looking…

Paraguay’s strong growth erases the shadows of its past

Foreign investors are attracted to low tax rates and competitive labour costs. Electricity is also cheap thanks to Itaipu’s huge hydroelectric dam. Foreigners visiting Paraguay at the beginning of the century XXI described the landlocked country as little more than a moor with few opportunities and marked by a history of war, dictatorship and corruption. If they came back now, they wouldn’t recognize it. During the past decade, there have emerged bright skyscrapers in Asunción, the Capital, a testimony…

Paraguay – Reasons to Invest and live there

Paraguay recent election results have confirmed the business-friendly environment will continue. Paraguay produces the highest per capita surplus of electricity worldwide from the Itaipu Dam giving it a stable income base that is even stronger than its agricultural exports. Construction Details The course of the seventh biggest river in the world was shifted, as were 50 million tons of earth and rock. The amount of concrete used to build the Itaipu Power Plant would be enough to build 210 football stadiums…

German Agri Terra Group offers investments in Paraguayan agriculture

Founded by brothers Carsten and Michael Pfau in 2012, the Munich headquartered investment advisor Agri Terra has grown into a global player regarding investment opportunities in Paraguay.  Hundreds of clients have used the services of the fast-growing company in order to participate in projects such as cattle breeding, orange plantations or vegetable production in greenhouses in Paraguay, a landlocked country in the heart of South America. Based on the ongoing support from its investors, Agri Terra now finds…

Paraguay’s grass-fed beef market offers many investment options

With the Brazilian cattle market hit by concerns over safety and fraud, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient cattle – and agricultural – growth story, says Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in food and agricultural assets in Latin America. In the last ten years, Paraguay has doubled its beef exports to 380,000 metric tons carcass-weight equivalent and is now the world’s seventh largest beef exporter,…
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