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Agricultural snapshot of Uruguay

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Agriculture has played a significant role in the economy of Uruguay, a small South American country located along the Atlantic coast. With its fertile soil and temperate climate, the country is well-suited for a variety of crops and livestock production. Uruguay’s main agricultural exports include beef, wheat, rice, and soybeans. The country is a major exporter of beef, with the majority of production coming from the country’s extensive ranching operations. Wheat, rice, and soybeans are also important…

What is the most important thing that a person/company should consider if they want to invest in Uruguay?

Beyond the emotional elements, the investor must analyze each country’s advantages. Investors are becoming more aware that foreign investment competition is fierce among countries, especially those located in the same geographic area; therefore, comparing the benefits offered by each country is an excellent idea to finally decide the best option for your circumstances. The American Nobel prize winner, Milton Friedman (economist), said,” Investors in the current context are like consumers; they have…

TLG fundraising to buyout and expand their Agriculture portfolio in Uruguay

Co-founded by Francisco Roque de Pinho and Joaquín Labella in 2016 in Uruguay – an unassuming country with vast unexplored agricultural potential wedged between Argentina and Brazil – TLG Management Partners works to implement improvements on, and then manage, underperforming farmland properties in South America.  The timing of the launch of TLG proved challenging. Economic uncertainty, depressed commodity prices, and market volatility were then followed by supply chain disruptions, high commodity prices,…

Updated Uruguay Farmland Report March 2021

Transactions in the period January – March 2021. In the first three months of the year, there have been 27 transactions of productive farmland in Uruguay. In January some large forestry properties changed ownership. These timberland operations are situated in eastern Uruguay and refer to eucalyptus for the pulp industry.  The price of timberland depends on availability of wood, but in general, one can say that price fluctuates between 3.000 and 4.500 USD per hectare. In March, we saw large tracts of cropland…

URUGUAYAN AGRICULTURAL LAND MARKET REPORT 2021

Published in Jan 2021 this is an independent land price report for agricultural land in Uruguay. Published by Gorlero Farm Administrators in Uruguay which was founded in 1934 by Guillermo Gorlero the company still maintains the same original core value and characteristics that have led to its excellent market position. They mainly engage in providing rural estate management services. They are experienced in almost every region of the country: from Sierras in Minas to the basaltic soils in the northern region,…

Are agricultural investment funds a bottomless basket?

Financially, we all remember the date: September 2008. The Sub-prime crisis and everything that’s happened in these 10 years. Global rates fell, the profitability of many businesses went down and various businesses ‘too big to fail‘ finally did also fall. But there was a common denominator in a particular sector. Where there were real assets such, as agricultural land, the financial damage was lower. On the other hand, the dilemma of world food supply continues. By 2050 the population will…

Uruguay: a small country with great potential in South America

Latin America is a region globally known for its multiculturality and its complex history, amongst other things. The 20 countries that constitute Latin America have many similar traits, but one country in specific stands out from the rest due to its unique characteristics: Uruguay.  Uruguay is a nation with few inhabitants, a small territory and a scarcity of mineral resources. However, the country has managed to progress steadily into one of the most stable countries in the area, ranking third in the Human…

Uruguays citrus industry on the rise

          Citrus production in Uruguay represents approximately 1.1% of the gross agricultural product and generates an income of US$ 60 million. It is one of the main non-traditional export commodities after rice and dairy products. #adp02 The activity has consolidated an export-oriented production chain in the country, increasing its productive processes of vertical integration (production-processing-trading). Half of the annual production is exported (counter-season sales) and the…
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