Five Facts About Paraguay’s Soy Exports Reaching Record Levels

Paraguay set to overtake Argentina in soybean exports “Paraguay to Take Lead in Soybean Exports” – that’s the headline! It’s great news for those curious about global trade and farming. Paraguay’s exports are increasing, showing a shift in South American economics. This has significant implications for businesses, the government and consumers. Paraguay pushes to increase soya output Paraguay is boosting its soybean production to fill the global supply gap. This is especially…

Available Farm Investments in Paraguay

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GTSA Paraguay Farm Investments Gateway to South America offers investors the opportunity to acquire undeveloped, virgin farms in Paraguay’s most sought-after location. The Alto Chaco Region. These fields are characterised by scrub forests and fairly dense hardwood timbers. They have abundant water, numerous rivers and streams, low surface groundwater, and springs. The soils have been sampled and provide excellent crop and /or cattle grazing potential. Paraguay, one of the smallest countries in South America,…

Paraguay is a strong stable economy offering excellent opportunities in agriculture and pastoral farming

Paraguay is a fertile land of exuberant natural beauty in the central region of the continent of South America. Almost as big as California, this landlocked country (tells us that supply is limited) is located between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. However, it only has about 6 -7 million inhabitants, who are concentrated almost entirely in the three largest cities in the country in the north. Due to its central location, the country has been commonly referred to as the Heart of America. During the last 50 years,…

The Mennonites helped turn Paraguay into a mega beef producer – indigenous people may pay the price

The “new Panama Canal” – that’s how some are hailing a highway now under construction in South America that spans the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The Bi-Oceanic Corridor cuts through the Paraguayan Chaco, Latin America’s second-largest forest after the Amazon – and, these days, a hub of cattle ranching and soybean farming. The Chaco – once a flat, scrubby and supposedly inhospitable forest – was transformed into a fertile agricultural…

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,…

Paraguayan Chaco: the next frontier in global institutional agricultural investment

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“If you have not explored the institutional opportunity set in Paraguayan agriculture already, you should,” is no longer a bold statement. Paraguay, often mistaken as a province of much smaller Uruguay, is nestled, erstwhile swallowed, between the two agricultural giants Brazil and Argentina. It has been a consistent beacon of macro and regulatory stability in a broader region marked by political swings-and-roundabouts. Importantly, as further distinctions from its neighbors and most contemporary global…

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…

Paraguay South America’s Growth Champion Is Set to Rebound After Recession

Paraguay is set to retake its position among the fastest-growing South American economies in 2020, as central bank Chairman Jose Cantero estimates monetary stimulus and public investment will allow it to expand the most in three years. The country will expand 4.1% as a broad recovery spanning agriculture to industry takes hold after the benchmark rate was cut to a nine-year low, Cantero said in a phone interview from Asuncion. A slew of road and highway projects have been started as part of a $6.8 billion building…

Tax Reasons to invest in Paraguay Agriculture

In Paraguay, the return on investment is 22%, according to the report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in 2014, the second-highest in Latin America. In the first place, Peru has 25%, which in that period had registered high returns in An entrepreneur who invests his capital in Paraguay can achieve greater profitability compared to Argentina with a return of 10%, Uruguay with 8% and Brazil with 6%. Paraguay offers capital financiers the lowest taxes in the…

Farmland Development in Paraguay Offers Exceptional Profitability

Investing in farmland can be one of the smartest ways to achieve superior returns over the long term, while at the same time benefiting from diversification and allocating your capital to real assets supported by healthy fundamental trends. In particular, farmland development in Paraguay looks like an exceptional opportunity for investors right now. The Case for Investing in Farmland The following chart from Business Insider shows how U.S. farmland has been an extraordinary investment in terms of return versus…

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 soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

Paraguay’s is not often highlighted for its economic achievements. Yet after 20 years of stagnation at the end of the 20th century, the landlocked country has enjoyed almost a decade of economic growth, still one of  the fastest in Latin America. Driving this impressive expansion is a thriving agricultural sector, and its principal product: soybean. Taking advantage of recent rises international prices, spurred by demand from China and the purchase from EU countries to produce biodiesel, Paraguay is now…

The new farming frontier in South America

The new farming frontier in South America Commodity prices may be weaker but South American food producers still enjoy formidable comparative advantages. Foreign investors seeking to benefit from the enormous pick up in Chinese demand for agricultural commodities grown in Latin America have however had a fairly complicated time. A 2010 law limits direct foreign ownership of land in Brazil. Tax and foreign constraints also  limit the profitability of farming in Argentina and listed agribusiness stocks are few…
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