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The four important lessons that Uruguay can teach the rest of Latin America

The region’s strongest democracy offers many lessons, including the value of a robust social safety net. It was a scene that inspired admiration, and not a little envy, throughout Latin America. At the inauguration of the president of Brazil on January 1st, 2023, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, not one, but three presidents of Uruguay were present: the current president, Luis Lacalle Pouas, well as the former presidents Jose “Pepe” Mujica (2010-2015) and Julio Maria Sanguinetti (1985-1990; 1995-2000),…

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…

Eucalyptus Plantation Forestry Investment in Uruguay shows impressive returns

Uruguay has significant geographic, climate and competitive environmental advantages in modern Eucalyptus timberland plantation forestry, making it one the world’s lowest base cost Eucalyptus producers. The Uruguay forestry model driven by the state-of-the-art world, class pulp plant investments in Uruguay by UPM and Stora Enso/ Auraco has created a vigorous, sustainable and ultimately disruptive forestry model which is changing the dynamics of traditional timber markets on a worldwide basis on a scale last…

Investing in farmland in Uruguay: all the prices and benefits for each agricultural activity

They start at USD 1,800 per hectare. Experts assure that they have a profitability of 4% in dollars. All the steps to make the investment as a foreigner Among the investments that are earning interest, especially from those looking to Uruguay as a more stable country than Argentina to ‘plant’ capital, the fields for agricultural production became one of the stars . “The Uruguayan agricultural sector, historically, has been a sector protected by the government of the day. No tax withholdings…

The Business Case for Forestry Investment in Uruguay

In Uruguay, you can choose between eucalyptus for the pulp industry and eucalyptus for the building industry or pine trees (radiata pine). As an investor, you can choose between already planted or pastoral land suitable for plantation. Other options are already planted but not yet harvested or already harvested once as eucalyptus regrows and has a second cycle. Another important decision is whether you want to lease the land or contract a forestry manager. This last decision makes a big difference in return…

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,…

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,…

Argentines’ interest in investing in farms and lots in Uruguay has doubled: The most sought after areas

Dollar strength and Argentine plans to bring in a wealth tax accelerate interest for farms and lots in the neighbouring country. Federico Nordheimer (broker) provides details and perspectives. The permanent turbulence exhibited by the Argentine exchange rate, as well as the restrictions imposed on the official dollar, the change in rules for agribusiness producers, and the impulse of a wealth tax, accentuated the interest of Argentine businessmen and investors in buying land on the other side of the Río de…

Uruguay passes an emergency law for the purchase of farms to facilitate easier processing for foreigner buyers

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Holders of entities that want to buy fields, in addition to natural persons, may also be legal identities ie Trusts, Funds etc The draft urgent consideration law includes changes in the acquisition of rural properties and agricultural holdings, since in addition to the entities that can currently acquire fields, those that have among their partner’s legal entities. Until now, entities that want to buy farms must be represented by “social quotas or nominative shares whose ownership is entirely accountable…
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